Experienced England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who announced his retirement from one-day cricket on Monday (July 18), has lamented that the jam-packed schedule is taking a toll on cricketers. He stated that players are not cars that can be filled up with petrol.
Former Team India pacer Shanthakumar Sreesanth on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 39-year-old said he made the decision because he did not want to block the path for youngsters. The temperamental cricketer played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India between 2005 and 2011. He was part of the Indian team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 50-over World Cup under MS Dhoni. He claimed 169 international wickets.
Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has showered praises on Harbhajan Singh after the latter announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Friday. Harbhajan made his debut in 1998 and played his last game for India in 2016. During a stellar career, he claimed over 700 scalps across the three formats of the game.
Former Sri Lanka captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hailed Lasith Malinga after the legendary pacer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday. While Sangakkara said that Malinga’s contribution to Sri Lanka and world cricket will stand for all time, Jayawardene recalled memories of the first time he faced the bowler with a slinging action.
South African’s fast bowling genius Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Taking to Twitter, the speedster, who wreaked havoc around the world, informed of his decision to bring down the curtains on his glorious career. The 38-year-old veteran featured in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is for South Africa, finishing his career one short of 700 international wickets - 439 of them came in the longer format of the game.
Veteran New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has announced that he will retire from all forms of the game after Kiwis’ tour of England next month. New Zealand will play two Tests against England, which will be followed by the World Test Championship (WTC) final to be held from June 18 to 22 in Southampton.