Pakistan’s Skipper Bismah Maroof took to Twitter announcing her break from cricket for an indefinite duration so as to focus on motherhood. She surprised her fans by informing them about her pregnancy and focusing on her new journey.
Her tweet read- “I am delighted to announce that I am entering a new chapter in my life as motherhood beckons. I would like to wish the Pakistan women’s team the very best as I take an indefinite break from cricket. Request for prayers and support. Thank you”
I am delighted to announce that I am entering a new chapter in my life as motherhood beckons. I would like to wish the Pakistan women’s team the very best as I take an indefinite break from cricket. Request for prayers and support. Thank you 🤗
— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) April 16, 2021
She last played an international match in February 2020 against England in Canberra. In the 216 international games that she has played (108 ODIs and 108 T20Is), she has scored 4827 runs in 207 innings.
She withdrew from the 2021 South Africa series citing some family reasons. She had been a part of the training camp that the team had organized before their series but opted out of the game. The Pakistan women lost the ODI series to South Africa in a clean sweep white-wash 3-0 and also lost the T20I series 2-1 after winning the rain-hit third T20I.
Fans and well-wishers across social media sent their wishes to Bismah.
Many congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 and best wishes for the most important role a human plays in their life; Parent. It’s not easy but it is worth everything… congratulations again & prayers/wishes all the way…
— Umayr Khan (@khanumayr) April 16, 2021
Congratulations to youu!! 💗
— Aiman Anwar (@aimanunver) April 16, 2021
Fantastic news ! May Allah swt make this new journey of yours a blessed and beautiful one. Mabrook
— Ebba Qureshi (@EbbaQ) April 16, 2021
Lots of love and wishes Bismah. All the very best. ♥️
— Roha Nadeem (@RohaNadym) April 16, 2021
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) April 16, 2021
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