The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday that UAE middle-order batter Muhammad Usman has chosen to retire from international cricket. The 38-year-old, who represented the UAE men’s team in 85 internationals – comprising 38 ODIs and 47 T20Is – concluded a six-year international career. Usman's ODI debut was against Scotland in Edinburgh in 2016. Throughout his 38-match ODI career, the left-hander accumulated 1,008 runs at an average of 31.50, including one century and four half-centuries. In 47 T20Is, Usman amassed 891 runs, highlighted by three fifties, with a career-best of 89 not out.

Muhammad Usman expressed his gratitude, saying, “It has been an incredible journey with the UAE cricket team and the cricket board. I would like to thank everyone who played a role in my journey including my teammates, coaches and other support staff.” He further added, “I feel blessed and proud that I got the opportunity of representing UAE for 85 international matches. I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life as I want to remain associated with the sport. I want to wish the UAE team and the players the very best in what is a very exciting time for the game in the country.”

In response, the ECB congratulated Muhammad Usman on his international career and expressed gratitude for his contributions to UAE cricket.