Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman has decided on Wednesday (October 10) to bid goodbye to the International cricket. He was one of the key players in the early years of the Misbah-ul-Haq era.
However, the spinner will continue playing domestic cricket, as well as, in the T20 cricket leagues across the globe.
Rehman announced retirement from the game by saying, “It's a very difficult decision to retire from international cricket and I take it with a heavy heart.”
The 38-year-old had played his last international match for his country over four years ago, and it was a Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
In his last appearance in the national colors, Rehman managed three wickets and finished as the only second left-arm spinner in the country to have 99 Test wickets to his name only behind Iqbal Qasim.
Meanwhile, Rehman is best known for his heroics in the 2012 series against England in the UAE, where Pakistan whitewashed the tourists with the leg-spinner ended with 19 wickets.
Rehman's Test career began with twin four-wicket hauls on debut against South Africa and ended with 22 Test matches, while he turned up in 31 One Day Internationals, taking 30 wickets for Pakistan. His domestic record is quite an eye-catching with a tally of over 900 scalps across formats.