World Cup-winning Indian pacer S Sreesanth announces retirement from all forms of cricket

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  • Sreesanth has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

  • Sreesanth represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is.

World Cup-winning Indian pacer S Sreesanth announces retirement from all forms of cricket
Sreesanth (Photo Source: Twitter)
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S Sreesanth, who was a part of the Indian team that won the T20 World Cup 2007 and the 2011 ODI World Cup, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

The Kerala pacer played his last first-class game against Meghalaya in the 2021-22 edition of the Ranji Trophy, finishing with 2/40 and 0/57 in the two innings.

On Wednesday, Sreesanth posted a series of tweets and a short video on the micro-blogging site Twitter, revealing the reasons behind his decision.

“Today is a difficult day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and gratitude. Playing for Ecc, Ernakulam district,varies diff. League and tournament teams, Kerala state cricket association, Bcci, Warwickshire county cricket team,Indian airlines cricket team, Bpcl, and ICC,” tweeted Sreesanth.

“ICC has been a tremendous honor. During my 25 years career as a Cricket player, I’ve always pursued success and winning cricket games, while preparing and training with the highest standards of competition, passion and perseverance.

“It has been an honor to represent my family, my teammates and the people of India. And everyone who loves the game. With much sadness but without regret, I say this with a heavy heart: I am retiring from the Indian domestic (first class and all formats) cricket.

“For the next generation of cricketers..I have chosen to end my first class cricket career. This decision is mine alone, and although I know this will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to take at this time in my life. I’ve cherished every moment,” stated the 39-year-old on Twitter.

Sreesanth played 90 international matches, picking 169 wickets with 6/55 being his best figures.

He also featured in 44 IPL matches and before his career was cut short by fixing claims, had taken 40 wickets.

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