Tyagi retires from all forms of cricket

Sudeep Tyagi has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday. The fast bowler represented Indian cricket team in four ODIs and a single T20I. Besides his international exposure, he has played his part in the Indian Premier League as well. The Uttar Pradesh fast bowler represented Chennai Super Kings in his IPL career.

Tyagi retires from all forms of cricket

The right-arm fast bowler made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in December 2009 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. The pacer claimed a wicket to his name but his debut match was cut short when the on-field umpires called off the match midway through the Sri Lankan innings. Upon inspection, the match officials decided to call off the match as the pitch was considered unsafe.

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The fast bowler was last seen sporting Team India jersey during the Ahmedabad ODI against South Africa in February 2010. The right-arm pacer accounted for three dismissals in the ODI format. After announcing his retirement from all forms of the game, Tyagi thanked his captain MS Dhoni.

The 33-year-old fast bowler also thanked Suresh Raina, RP Singh, and Mohammad Kaif for guiding him through and through. Tyagi didn’t grab his opportunity in both hands and as a result, he lost his place in the Indian cricket team.

However, his first-class record is worth applauding. Tyagi has featured in 41 first-class matches and picked up as many as 109 wickets. In List-A, he played 23 matches and picked up 31 wickets.

“I want to thank each one of you who has supported me. I have achieved what is every player’s dream to represent the country and wear the Indian flag is a dream I lived,” wrote Sudeep Tyagi.

“I now announce my retirement from all formats of cricket and will continue to play as and where opportunity rises.

“Cricket is my very existence and soul It is very difficult to do this but to move ahead we must let go. Having said that I could have played more and given more to the country,” he added.

“I want to thank M.S Dhoni under whom I played my first ODI. I thank my role models Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, RP Singh alongside whom I had the opportunity to debut my career for UPCA,” wrote Sudeep Tyagi.

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