Cricket fraternity reacts to RP Singh’s retirement

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Cricket fraternity reacts to RP Singh’s retirement

Exactly 13 years after making his debut for India in an ODI against Zimbabwe, left-arm seamer RP Singh announced his retirement. The 32-year-old took to Twitter to pen an emotional note explaining his decision to hang up his boots.

RP had made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe on September 4, 2005 in Harare. His Test debut was against Pakistan at Faisalabad in 2006.

In total, he played 14 Tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20Is and finished with 124 wickets in international cricket across all formats.

Although he played only 10 T20Is, he will forever be etched in the memory of every Indian cricket fan for his performance in the inaugural Twenty20 World in South Africa. In six matches during the tournament, the speedster finished with 12 wickets and played a key role as MS Dhoni led side won the World T20 2007 by beating Pakistan in the final.

He last made appearance for India during an ODI match at Cardiff. Since then, the left-arm pacer hasn’t played for India even as he developed into a lethal weapon in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

His retirement has prompted plenty of messages on social media by former teammates and even opponents.

Twitter reactions from the cricket fraternity as RP Singh announced his retirement:

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