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Saurabh Tiwary announces Retirement from Professional Cricket

Saurabh Tiwary who started playing cricket at the age of 11, has announced his retirement from professional cricket.

Saurabh Tiwary Announces Retirement

The 34-year-old will be playing his final match for Jharkhand as they complete their Ranji Trophy 2024 on February 15 in Jamshedpur.

Tiwary made his first-class debut during the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy season and was part of the U-19 World Cup led by Virat Kohli in the year 2008.

He scored 419 runs during the IPL 2010 where he played for Mumbai Indians and earned a call-up for the Asia Cup in June but waited till October to make his international debut.

He played three ODIs and scored 49 runs with unbeaten scores in two matches. He made his 115 FC matches and amassed 8030 runs with a high score of 238 runs including 22 hundred and 34 fifties and surpassed MS Dhoni’s 7038 runs in 131 games.

He played 116 List A matches and amassed 4050 runs with a high score of 138* runs with an average of 46.55.

“It’s a little tough to bid farewell to this journey that I had started before my schooling,” Tiwary said on Monday.

“But I’m also sure that this is the right time for this. I feel that if you’re not in the national team and IPL, it’s better to vacate a spot in the state side for a youngster. Youngsters are getting a lot of chances in our Test team so I’m making this decision.

“It’s not like I’ve decided this only on the basis of my performances. You can see my record in Ranji and the last domestic season.”

“It’s always asked what I’m going to do next and for now, I only know that cricket is the only thing I know so I’m going to be connected to the game. I got an offer from politics too but I haven’t thought about that.”

Tiwary has amassed 1494 runs at an average of 28.73 with a strike rate of 120. He has captained the state team 88 times across formats winning 36 matches, 33 defeats, and 19 matches that concluded in a draw.

During the Ranji Trophy 2024, Jharkhand had only one victory in six games and will be playing their next match against Rajasthan between February 16 and 19, 2024 at Keenan Stadium.

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