Shreevats Goswami {PC: Twitter}
Shreevats Goswami {PC: Twitter}

Indian domestic batter Shreevats Goswami has announced his retirement from the First-Class Cricket. The batter announced his decision to call time on his career through a social media post on Thursday (19th October). 

Shreevats Goswami talked about his journey and said it was an honor for him to play as long as he did. He also expressed his gratitude towards teammates, coaches, CAB, the BCCI, and all those who supported him in his journey. Talking about his decision, he explained: 

“Announcing my retirement from first-class cricket. It has been an incredible journey on the cricket field, and it feels like the right time to call it off. It has been an honor and privilege to play this beautiful game for as long as I did, as well as represent various teams and IPL franchises. 

“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to my teammates, coaches, CAB, the BCCI, and everyone who supported me throughout my career. I am also grateful to my family, who have been a pillar of strength for me throughout my cricketing journey.” 

Shreevats Goswami, who represented Bengal, has been a decent batter in FC cricket. He scored 3019 runs in 99 innings at an average of 32.46. Apart from this, he scored four centuries and 17 half-centuries in his career with the best score of 225 runs. 

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Cricket has given me countless memories and lifelong friendships to cherish – Shreevats Goswami 

Shreevats Goswami while talking about his decision to retire said that cricket has helped him to evolve big time. He also shared valuable advice to the young cricket, saying that they should prioritize sport. He elaborated: 

“Cricket has given me countless memories and lifelong friendships to cherish. Cricket will always hold a special place in my heart. This game has helped me grow from a boy to a man by learning valuable, lifelong lessons. I am immensely grateful for the opportunities it has provided me, and I am eager to give back to the game in every possible way. 

“If I could offer advice to aspiring cricket players, it would be this: Regardless of the level of success you attain, never lose sight of who you are. Stay dedicated to the sport and prioritize your fitness.

If you achieve great success, maintain humility and respect towards others. Conversely, if your journey takes a different path, remember that it’s not the end of the world. Regardless of the outcome, the experience of playing cricket will help shape you into a better person, better equipped to navigate life’s challenges.” 

Shreevats Goswami was part of the Indian U19 team that won the World Cup under Virat Kohli In 2008. In the same year, he also won the Emerging Player of the Tournament award in IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Ankitjit is an author at Cricketaddictor. He has been working with the organization since April 2023 and he has written more than 1900 articles for the website.