Indian Saurabh Tiwari announces his retirement – LSB

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Saurabh Tiwari has announced his retirement from professional cricket. The 34-year-old will play his final match for the Jharkhand side as they conclude their campaign in the Ranji Trophy on February 15 in Jamshedpur.

Tiwari started playing cricket at the age of eleven. He made his I-League debut, while still a teenager, in the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy season, and then went on to win the Under-19 World Cup as part of Virat’s side. Kohli captained the team in Malaysia in 2008.

Tiwari’s rise continued and his performances for Mumbai Indians in 2010, where he hit 419 runs, and for Jharkhand in the same year, earned India a call-up for the Asia Cup in June but he had to wait until October to achieve his goal. International debut. He played three ODIs, scored 49 runs and ended up unbeaten in two of them.

Tiwary was more prolific in domestic cricket, playing 115 first-class matches over 17 years and amassing 8,030 runs in 189 innings at an average of 47.51 including 22 hundreds and 34 fifties.

“It is a bit difficult to bid farewell to this journey that I started before my studies,” Tiwari said on Monday at a press conference at the Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur. “But I am also sure that this is the right time for it. I feel that if you are not in the national team and in the IPL, it is better to free up a place in the state team for a young lad. Youngsters are getting a lot of opportunities in our Test team so I am taking this decision .

“It’s not like I decided it based on my performance alone. You can see my record in Ranji and last domestic season. I’m always asked what I’ll do next and at the moment I only know cricket. “That’s the only thing I know so I’ll be attached to the game . “I had an offer from politics too but I didn’t think about it.”

Tiwary has had an up and down relationship with the IPL. After his efforts in helping Mumbai reach their first final, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for US$1.6 million in 2011, but was unable to replicate the same level of success during his three years with his new franchise. A shoulder injury ruled him out of the 2014 IPL, after which he played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Rising Pune Supergiant for a year each before returning to Mumbai in 2021 at the age of 31, which was a sign that Left-handed. His power game was viewed as a valuable asset in the shortest possible time.

Tiwary finished with an IPL total of 1494 runs at an average of 28.73 and a strike rate of 120. Overall, he has 3454 T20 runs with 16 fifties at an average of 29.02 and a strike rate of 122.17.

He has captained his state 88 times across formats, winning 36, losing 33 and drawing 19. He has also captained the Eastern Province seven times (six in the 50-over Deodhar Trophy in 2023 and one in the four-day Duleep Trophy in 2010)

Like his first-class career, Tiwary’s List A career began in 2006. He made 4,050 runs in 116 matches with 27 fifties and six hundreds at an average of 46.55.

In the 2023-24 Ranji season, Jharkhand registered one win in six matches and crashed out of the quarter-finals.

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