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Maharastra’s Samad Fallah Retires from Professional Cricket

The 39-year-old Bowler Samad Fallah who was Maharastra’s highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy, has formally announced his retirement in Professional Cricket.

Samad Fallah Retires from Professional Cricket

Samad Fallah who made his last appearance in March 2021 has played 78 First Class matches, 50 List A matches, and 58 T20 matches in his career. The left-arm swing bowler picked up 272 wickets in the Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra and 287 first-class wickets in 78 matches.

He has picked 75 List A wickets and 62 wickets in T20s. He was a key player in delivering Maharashtra contributors since 1940-41 picking up a match-winning four-wicket haul in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in March 2010.

In a recent Instagram video post, Fallah opened up and expressed his gratitude for his cricketing journey. “Retirement is not an easy identity. but had accepted it a couple of years back. Announcing it is formality… from not playing any age group to taking a fiver on debut and becoming the highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy for my Maharashtra.

this state has given me my identity… winning the Mushtaq Ali trophy finals by taking a 4-fer to take 10 wickets in semifinals of Ranji Trophy semifinals… Thank you, MCA for trusting me.. I gave my all and (am) so happy. I have played most BCCI finals for Maharashtra.. and will still be with my MCA till I win Trophies for my state. I say goodbye to my bowling which is the most amazing gift I had… Thank You all.”


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Fallah’s last match comes from the Vijay Hazare Trophy game for Uttarakhand in March 2021. After moving to Uttarakhand for the 2020-21 season, he returned to Maharashtra. He was available for selection in all three formats but did not get a chance to move further.

Fallah has taken the role of head coach for the Nashik Titans in the Maharashtra Premier League and has decided to make his retirement official. By the time of retirement, Fallah had ranked as the second-highest wicket-taker among left-arm fast bowlers in Ranji Trophy history with only Jaydev Unadkat who has 316 wickets ahead of him.

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