Inzamam announces retirement from one-day cricket, captaincy

Monday, March 19, 2007

JAMAICA: Pakistan cricket skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced to retire from one-day international cricket and team captaincy.Addressing his last press conference as Pakistan skipper here, Inzamam apologised Pakistani nation and his fans all around the world for losing yesterday's crucial match against Ireland. The match was considered the greatest upset in the history of cricket.Inzamam said he was saddened by coach Bob Woolmer's sudden demise, saying on behalf of his team that 'it's a great loss'. He added: "I take complete responsibility of yesterday's defeat."The skipper, who also resigned from Pakistan squad captaincy, said he and his boys did everything as per their abilities to perform well but unfortunately failed.He said he was happy for representing 17 years as batsman and 4 years as captain of Pakistan. He thanked PCB, former Pakistani captains and his seniors, his teammates, all his fans, and above all the Pakistani nation for supporting him throughout his cricketing career as a player and captain as well.

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