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Biography And Interesting Facts About Sana Mir

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Biography And Interesting Facts About Sana Mir

Sana Mir was born in 5 January 1986, is a Pakistani cricket commentator and former cricketer who served as a captain of the Pakistan national women’s cricket team in ODIs and T20Is. She played in 226 international matches, including 137 of those as captain of the side. She was the first bowler for Pakistan to take 100 wickets in WODIs.

In October 2018, she became the first Pakistani women cricketer to rank number 1 in ICC ODI bowler ranking. She has led Pakistan to two Gold medals in Asian Games 2010 and 2014. She was announced Player of the Tournament at the 2008 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, and currently ranks 1st in the Women’s ODI Bowlers in the ICC Player Rankings. She has been in Top 20 ICC rankings for last 9 years. During her Captaincy 8 players from Pakistan have made their way into the top 20 ICC rankings.

In February 2017, during the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, she became the first Pakistan woman to take 100 wickets in WODIs. In September 2017, Bismah Maroof was made captain of Pakistan women’s ODI team, after Mir stepped down from the role. In February 2019, she became the first woman for Pakistan to play in 100 Women’s Twenty20 International matches. In November 2019, she announced that she would be taking a break from international cricket.

On 25 April 2020, she announced her retirement from international cricket. Sana was born in Abbotabad, into a military family from Rawalpindi. Her father, Mir Moatazid, was a colonel in Pakistan Army and during her father’s service she lived in different cantonments. She received her early education from Rawalpindi and then studied briefly during her stay in Gujranwala Cantonment. She completed her matriculation in Taxila Cantonment. Later, her family moved to Karachi where she completed her intermediate and bachelor’s degrees.

After completion of intermediate, she was admitted to the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), but could not complete the engineering degree due to her focus on cricket.

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