Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Former Pakistani Cricketer Farhan Adil Announced Retirement

After waiting for 4 years to get a recall from national side, former Pakistani cricketer Farhan Adil has recently declared his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 31-year-old played only one test match that came in 2003 when he was suddenly brought into the national side for the third and the final test match against Bangladesh in Multan. After winning the previous two games, Pakistan rested some of the key players for the third match, featuring three debutants including Farhan Adil. Pakistan was pushed all the way by Bangladesh as the home side won by a narrow 1 wicket margin thanks to a match saving century from Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq. Farhan scored 25 and 8 in two innings respectively, was dropped from the national side after his solitary match, but was never recalled.

Farhan Adil played for Habib Bank and Karachi in Pakistan domestic cricket. Playing 107 matches, he scored 5326 runs at an average of 35.74 with 9 centuries including the career best 211 runs. Adil said that he had no regret for not getting a recall from national team selectors, but he said that he was under-prepared when he had suddenly asked to play his debut match five years back.

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