Mire announces retirement following Zimbabwe’s suspension

Zimbabwe all-rounder Solomon Mire has announced retirement from international cricket in the wake of Zimbabwe’s suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Mire announces retirement
Zimbabwe cricket are passing the darkest of days in their cricketing history as the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe last week due to political interference.

The players and the coaching staff of Zimbabwe are left unemployed now and it was only about time that some players start to announce their announcement. Sikandar Raza has already hinted of a retirement with a tweet.

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However, all-rounder Solomon Mire has officially announced his retirement on Monday. He has made an announcement through his Instagram.

“I informed the players and tech staff of my decision at the end of the recent tour and wanted to formally announce my decision to retire from Zimbabwe Cricket in all formats with immediate effect. It is unfortunate and untimely however to leave under the current circumstances that are out of my control but i have decided to take a step in a new direction,” he said.

Mire has been an in and out member in the Zimbabwe side. He played two Tests, 47 ODIs and nine T20Is. His career highlight was the century he made in Zimbabwe’s memorable win over Sri Lanka two years ago where his side chased down 317 with 14 balls to spare.

“Representing my country at the highest level for me has been the highest honour and service i could ever give and I have been extremely privileged to have been afforded the opportunity.”

“My short career has been a roller coaster of highs and lows, stops and starts, frustrations and joys but will be one I shall look upon and cherish for the once in a lifetime opportunity I was lucky enough to experience and for that i would like to express my gratitude. I can say without a doubt that sport and in particular international cricket will always be my biggest lesson in life,” Mire concluded.

If Zimbabwe’s situation stays like this, it won’t be any surprise if more retirement announcements come in the next few days from the Zimbabwe players.

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