Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh
Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh

Former Tamil Nadu and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) seamer Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 20-12-2020.

Yo Mahesh announced his retirement

Seamer Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh took to his Twitter account to announce his retirement.

 

“To my two IPL franchises, DD and CSK, for having faith in me to represent them and for giving me an opportunity to share the dressing room with the legends of the game. The last five years have been injury-ridden but I am grateful to India Cements for being solid and having my back,” Mahesh said in a statement.

“I would like to thank my state cricket Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for nurturing me from the age of 14 and finishing with 12 years of first-class cricket,” he added.

Multiple injuries then put him out of action, but after getting his knees operated in London, Yo Mahesh returned to first-class cricket after five years in 2017 and helped Tamil Nadu snatch the first-innings advantage against Mumbai with two wickets followed by a career-best 103 not out.

Mahesh’s last competitive outing was in August 2019, when he played in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). His last match for Tamil Nadu was a List A fixture against Assam in Chennai in September 2018.

“At the outset, thanks to BCCI for the opportunity to represent India at the Under-19 level and India A level. It’s been an honour and with utmost pride, I call it the highest point in my career,” said Mahesh.

Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh’s Carrier

The right-arm medium-fast bowler ends his career with 108 wickets in 50 first-class matches. He also scalped 93 wickets in List A cricket at an average of 24.67. The former seamer had played for India U-19 along with Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the 2006 World Cup held in Sri Lanka.

Yo Mahesh was among the first Indian domestic players to enjoy IPL success, emerging as Delhi Daredevils’ highest wicket-taker in the inaugural season, with 16 strikes at an economy rate of 8.77. He then joined the Super Kings and picked up three wickets in five matches, including a match-winning haul of 2 for 21 against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.