Munaf Patel retires from International cricket
Indian fast bowler who was also in the world cup winning squad in 2011, Munaf Patel has announced his retirement from International cricket.
Munaf Patel, a member of World Cup winning team in 2011, has announced his retirement from international cricket, a report in The Indian Express suggests. He made his international debut in 2006 and was a part of two World Cup teams as well.
His first-class debut came for India A against the visiting New Zealand team in Rajkot in 2003. In less than three years, he went on to play Test cricket. His Test debut came against South Africa in Durban in 2006 in March while his ODI debut came a month later.
According to the reports the fast bowlers has made the decision to quit his career in International level but likely to play for some time in domestic level and other league tournaments.
“There is no regret; after all the cricketers I played with have retired. Only Dhoni is left! Baki sab done ho chuke hain. So, there is no sadness as such. Sabka time khatam ho chuka hain, ghum hota jab saare khel rahe hote aur mein retire kar raha hota (everyone’s time is up; there will be sadness only if others are playing and only I had quit!),” he was quoted
“There is no special reason, age ho chuka hai, fitness is not the same. Youngsters are there waiting for chances and it doesn’t look nice if I keep hanging on. The main thing is there is no motivation left. I was part of World Cup winning team in 2011; there can’t be a greater high than that,” he added.