Pakistani goalkeeper Imran Butt bid farewell to international hockey.
His retirement announcement came following Pakistan’s poor performance in the recently concluded Hockey World Cup in India.
Pakistan could not manage a single victory in the competition and were eliminated in the crossover stage.
Earlier, head coach Tauqeer Dar along with assistant coach Danish Kaleem and manager Hassan Sardar had stepped down following the world cup debacle.
The legendary keeper represented Pakistan in 156 games.
Butt, while speaking to media, said that he is retiring in order to make way for junior plays in the team.
The veteran announced that he will now be performing coaching duties.
He lamented that Pakistan has not announced the squad for the upcoming FIH Pro League when other teams have.
The Pro League will be played from January 19, 2019 to June 23, 2019 across the world.