According to a statement from PCB’s Najam Sethi on Wednesday, Bismah Maroof, the captain of Pakistan’s women’s cricket team, has resigned from her post to make room for a younger teammate. Sethi accepted Bismah’s resignation and expressed his gratitude for everything that she had done for the team and her country.
Even if Bismah Maroof is no longer in command, she will continue to compete frequently for Pakistan and win medals for her nation. The Pakistani women’s cricket team has a long history, and all-rounder Bismah, who bowls right-arm leg-break and bats left-handed, has made major contributions to the squad.
The Pakistani women’s side won 16 of 34 ODIs and 27 of 62 T20Is when Bismah Maroof served as captain. In June 2022, Bismah broke the previous record set by the Pakistani women’s cricket team for most runs scored in both ODI and T20I forms. She has consistently delivered great performances for the squad.
Throughout the course of her 17-year career, Bismah Maroof has amassed 3110 runs at an average of 30.2 in 124 ODIs and 2658 runs at an average of 27.1 in 132 T20Is. She has established herself as a major member of the team due to her consistency with the bat, and it is anticipated that when she steps down as captain, the team’s leadership will be invigorated with new ideas.
The fact that Bismah chose to step down from her position as captain shows how unselfish she is and how eager she is to help the team in whatever way she can. It is impossible to overestimate her contributions to the team’s successes, and her choice to step down as captain shows how dedicated she is to that accomplishment.