In 2020, these 25 cricketers retired
In 2020, these 25 cricketers retired | The year 2020 will be forever remembered by the cricketers. Because in the same year, legendary cricketers like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan surprised everyone by announcing their retirement.
The retirement of Pakistani cricketers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz will also be remembered. However, Umar Gul and Sana Mir said goodbye to cricket with honour. The Corona epidemic also dashed the hopes of many cricketers.
These 25 cricketers to retire in 2020
Mumbai, January 4
Irfan Pathan retired from all formats of cricket on Saturday. Irfan played his first match for India in 2003 against Australia when he was 19 years old.
He played his last match in 2012 against Sri Lanka in the World T20.
Todd Duncan Astle
Wellington, 28 January
New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Duncan Astle has retired from first-class cricket to focus on the limited-overs format.
The 33-year-old Astol made his Test debut in 2012. He played only five Test matches taking seven wickets at an average of 52.57 while scoring 98 runs at an average of 19.60.
Astle, however, is retiring as the highest wicket-taker for Canterbury. He took 303 wickets from this team out of his 334 wickets in first-class matches.
Jaipur, 28 January
Cricketer Vineet Saxena, who played a key role in giving Rajasthan the Ranji Trophy title, has retired.
The 39-year-old batsman made his debut against Bengal in 1998–99. He played his last match for Uttarakhand in 2018-19 against Vidarbha.
He is the only cricketer from Rajasthan to have played more than 100 Ranji matches in his career spanning more than two decades.
Saxena played a total of 129 first-class matches for Rajasthan, Railways and Uttarakhand, scoring 7637 runs at an average of 36.89. This includes a double century, 17 centuries and 38 half-centuries.
His highest score is 257 which he scored in the Ranji final against Tamil Nadu in the 2011–12 season. With his innings, Rajasthan won the Ranji title for the second consecutive year.
He also had a unique record of batting in the Ranji final for five days. He remained at the crease 904 minutes and his innings are the third-longest in the final. Apart from playing at the domestic level, he also represented India at the Under-19 level against Sri Lanka.
New Delhi, 21 February
India’s left-arm veteran spinner Pragyan Ojha retired from international and first-class cricket on Friday with immediate effect.
Ojha played for India for the last time in Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test in Mumbai against the West Indies in 2013. He has taken 113 wickets in 24 Tests between 2009 and 2013.
Mumbai, March 7
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday.
For India, the 42-year-old Jaffer has scored 1,944 runs in 31 Tests at an average of 34.11, including five centuries and 11 half-centuries.
His highest score is 212 runs. Jaffer made his Test debut against South Africa in 2006. He played his first ODI in 2006 against the same opponent. Jaffer played only two ODIs, scoring ten runs.
He is however remembered for his performance in domestic cricket, especially in the Ranji Trophy. He is the first batsman to play 150 matches in Ranji Trophy.
Jaffer made his first-class debut in 1996-97 and scored 19,410 runs in 260 matches at an average of 50.67. This includes 57 centuries and 91 half-centuries.
Sydney, April 5
Former Australian Test spinner Stephen O’Keefe retired from first-class cricket after being removed from New South Wales’ list of contracted players for the next home season.
This 35-year-old left-arm spinner played nine Test matches for Australia in which he took 35 wickets. He took 12 wickets against India in Pune in 2017.
Simon Fry and John Ward
Melbourne, 17 April
Simon Fry and John Ward of Australia have retired from elite umpiring. Cricket Australia (CA) announced this on Friday.
Fry from South Australia umpired in seven Tests, 49 ODIs and 19 T20 Internationals.
He umpired in 100 first-class, 130 List A and 93 T20 matches in total. He received the CA’s Umpire Award four times in his 20-year career.
Victoria’s umpire Ward, on the other hand, retired after spending 19 seasons in cricket. He has officiated in 32 international limited-overs matches. Apart from this, he also officiated in 87 first-class, 84 List A and 117 T20 matches.
Karachi, 25 April
Former Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir said goodbye to international cricket on Saturday.
The 34-year-old Mir has played 226 international matches, including 137 matches as captain from 2009 to 2017.
He took 151 wickets in 120 ODIs while 89 wickets in 106 T20 matches. He is the third-highest scorer (1,630) in ODI cricket for Pakistan.
Karachi, June 9
Fast bowler Wahab Riaz, who was dropped from the central contract of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), was very upset.
He has said that he had decided to retire from this traditional format due to his constant neglect from Test cricket.
It is believed that Wahab did not get a place in the central contract due to leaving Test cricket, but this left-arm fast bowler said that he was not selected in Pakistan’s Test team after October 2018 which was the main reason for retiring from this format.
He has played 27 Tests, 89 ODIs and 31 T20 Internationals for Pakistan.
Mumbai, July 7
The BCCI will not prevent veteran leg-spinner Pravin Tambe from playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Trinbago Knight Riders as it has been officially confirmed that he has retired.
However, he has also returned once before retiring. The former Mumbai spinner will become the first Indian player to play in the 48-year-old Tambe CPL.
As per BCCI rules, he is eligible to play in CPL after retiring from all formats of cricket. Tambe has taken 28 wickets in 33 matches of the IPL at an average of 30.5.
New Delhi, 29 July
Veteran domestic cricket player Rajat Bhatia on Wednesday announced his retirement from all formats of the game.
The 40-year-old all-rounder, who started his career with Tamil Nadu in 2003-04, mostly played cricket from Delhi. In 2018-19, he led the new team Uttarakhand to the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal.
He came close to playing for India in 2014 but says he has no regrets in this long career. Considered a troubleshooter for the Delhi cricket team, Bhatia played 112 first-class matches and scored 6482 runs at an average of 49.10.
With this, he also took 137 wickets. He also played 119 List A and 146 T20 matches.
Melbourne, 31 July
Queensland fast bowler and former Australian fast bowler Craig’s son Alister McDermott retired from cricket at the age of just 29 at the age of 29.
McDermott made his first-class debut at the age of 18 in 2009. He came close to making it to the national team in 2011.
Apart from winning the Sheffield Shield and ODI titles with his team, he was also part of the Brisbane Heat team winning the title in the second season of the Big Bash League. He achieved all this before the age of 22.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
New Delhi, 15 August
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a two-time World Cup winner, said goodbye to international cricket on Saturday.
An era of cricket also came to an end with Dhoni’s decision to include himself in the ranks of the greatest cricketers, with the captaincy in the non-traditional style and the art of leading the match.
Dhoni played the last World Cup semi-final against New Zealand for India. Known for his excellent run between the wickets, Dhoni was run out after scoring 50 runs in that tense match.
He played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20s for India. He scored 10773 runs in ODIs at an average of more than 50 despite batting between number five to seventh.
Chennai, 15 August
Suresh Raina, who was among the top players of India, announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. Dhoni wrote to his millions of fans on his Instagram, ‘Now I am deemed retired’, after which Raina also announced his retirement.
Thirty-three-year-old Raina is one of the few players in the world who have scored centuries in all three formats of the game. He represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals.
Raina played a crucial unbeaten inning against Australia during India’s title win in the 2011 World Cup.
Melbourne, 21 August
Former Australian all-rounder Cameron White on Friday announced his retirement from professional cricket. In this way, his career spanning nearly two decades came to an end.
The 37-year-old White, who played four Tests, 91 ODIs and 47 T20 Internationals for Australia, also captained his side in seven limited-overs matches.
London, 5 September
Stylish batsman Ian Bell on Saturday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the end of the 2020 domestic season.
The five-time Ashes winner played for Warwickers throughout his career.
Bell scored 42 in 118 Tests. He scored 7727 runs including 22 centuries at an average of 69 while adding 5416 runs in 161 ODIs.
The 38-year-old retired from ODI cricket in 2015 but also played the last Test in the same year. He could not make it to the England Test team since November 2015.
Karachi, 17 October
Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul on Saturday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the conclusion of the National T20 Cup.
Gul played his last international match (ODI) for Pakistan in 2016. Born in Peshawar, 36-year-old Gul made his ODI debut in 2003. The same year he played his first Test match.
He played his last Test against South Africa in 2013. Gul took 163 wickets in 47 Tests at an average of 34.06. He took 179 wickets in 130 ODIs and 85 wickets in 60 T20 Internationals.
Mumbai, 24 October
Batsman Tanmay Srivastava, who was a member of India’s Under-19 (2008) World Cup-winning team, announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on Saturday.
He was the tournament’s top scorer with 262 runs in the Under-19 World Cup played in Malaysia in 2008. He contributed an important 43 runs in the final.
The captain of this team was Virat Kohli. Srivastava has scored 4,918 runs in 90 first-class matches with the help of 10 centuries and 27 half-centuries. However, he could not make it to the senior Indian team.
Sydney, 3 November
Australia’s top all-rounder Shane Watson announced his retirement from competitive cricket on Tuesday after the exit of his team Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 39-year-old retired from international cricket in 2016 and retired from the Australian Big Bash League last year. Watson played 59 Tests, 190 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals in his international career.
West Indies batsman Samuels
Kingston, November 4
West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels has retired from all forms of cricket.
In the two T20 World Cup finals in the West Indies, Samuels scored the highest for the team, but his career was also surrounded by controversies and he was banned for two years for corruption.
He played his last match in December 2018. The 39-year-old played 71 Tests, 207 ODIs and 67 T20 Internationals. Apart from scoring more than 11,000 international runs, he also took more than 150 wickets.
Samuels had to be known for performing well in big matches. The proof of this is his performance in the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cups, which helped his team win the title.
Dubai, 10 November
The International Cricket Council (ICC) made its international debut in 2004 by former Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura on Tuesday. He has announced his retirement after the T20 International series ends in Rawalpindi against Pakistan.
The 34-year-old cricketer played 14 Tests, 213 ODIs and 57 T20 Internationals in his career. All-rounder Chigumbura scored 569 runs in 14 Tests and took 21 wickets. He has 4340 runs and 101 wickets in his name in ODIs.
New Delhi, 17 November
Former India fast bowler Sudeep Tyagi on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Tyagi played four ODIs in which he took three wickets.
Apart from this, the 33-year-old also played a T20 international. The last time he played for India was in 2010. He has played 14 Indian Premier League matches together for Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Tyagi took 109 wickets in 41 first-class matches, he also played in 23 List A matches (31 wickets). He played two seasons of IPL in 2009 and 2010.
Christchurch, December 5
Troubled by injuries, New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson retired from international cricket.
Anderson played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 T20 matches for New Zealand. He has not played for New Zealand for the last two years. He scored 2277 runs in 93 international matches in various formats, including two centuries and 10 half-centuries.
He also took 90 wickets. He scored the fastest century in ODI cricket against the West Indies in 2013 when he reached triple figures in 36 balls. A year later, AB de Villiers broke his record against West Indies by scoring a century in 31 balls.
New Delhi, December 9
Parthiv Patel, who made his debut in international cricket at the age of 17 for India, on Wednesday said goodbye to all formats of the game.
Parthiv, who made his Test debut at the age of 17 and 153 days under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, played 65 international matches, including 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and two T20s.
He scored 1696 runs which included 934 runs in Test cricket. In ODI cricket he scored 736 runs, including four half-centuries. Apart from this, as a wicketkeeper in Test, he caught 62 catches and got 10 stumps out.
Karachi, 17 December
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir said goodbye to international cricket on Thursday. Amir alleged that his national board management is ‘mentally torturing’ him.
The fast bowler took 119 wickets in 36 Tests after his 2009 debut. He also faced a ban from 2010 to 2015 on spot-fixing allegations.
Aamir was part of the Pakistan team that won the Champions Trophy title in 2017 besides winning the 2009 World T20 Cup.