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Indian Cricketer Saurabh Tiwary Announces Retirement

Saurabh Tiwary has said that he is giving up competitive cricket. The 34-year-old will play his last game for Jharkhand on February 15 in Jamshedpur, which is the last game of their Ranji Trophy season.

Tiwary first played cricket when he was eleven years old. As a teenager, he played his first-class match in the 2006–07 Ranji Trophy season. Later, he won the Under-19 World Cup with Virat Kohli as leader of the team in Malaysia in 2008.

Tiwary’s career kept getting better. In 2010, he scored 419 runs for the Mumbai Indians and 360 runs for Jharkhand. These efforts got him called up to play for India in the Asia Cup in June, but he didn’t get to play his first game for his country until October. He scored 49 runs in three ODIs and went on to win two of them without being out.

Tiwary’s Retirement Decision

Saurabh Tiwary, a prolific figure in domestic cricket, announced his retirement on Monday at a press conference in Jamshedpur’s Keenan Stadium. With 8030 runs amassed in 115 first-class matches over 17 years, including 22 centuries and 34 fifties, Tiwary reflected on his journey and stated that it was the right time to step down.

He emphasized the importance of creating opportunities for younger players in both state and national teams, highlighting his decision’s rationale beyond personal performance metrics. Despite receiving offers from politics, Tiwary expressed his commitment to staying connected to the sport he knows best.

Tiwary’s Retirement Decision

Tiwary’s IPL Journey

His IPL relationship was rocky. He joined Royal Challengers Bangalore for USD 1.6 million in 2011 after helping Mumbai reach their first final, but he failed to recreate his success in three years. After missing IPL 2014 due to a shoulder injury, he played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Rising Pune Supergiant for a year before returning to Mumbai in 2021 at the age of 31, proving that his left-handedness and power game was valued in the shortest format.

Tiwary scores 1494 IPL runs at 28.73 and 120 strike rate. Tiwary scored 3454 T20 runs with 16 fifties at 29.02 and 122.17.

He captained his state 88 times, winning 36, losing 33, and drawing 19. He led East Zone seven times (six in the 2023 50-over Deodhar Trophy and one in the 2010 four-day Duleep Trophy).

Tiwary’s IPL Journey

Like his first-class career, Tiwary’s List A career started in 2006. He made 4050 runs in 116 games with 27 fifties and six hundred at an average of 46.55.

In the 2023-24 Ranji season, Jharkhand has secured one sole victory in six games. And is out of contention for the quarter-finals.

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  2. Abhi1

    February 14, 2024 at 8:34 am

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