Anureet Singh, former Railways, Baroda, Sikkim, and Punjab Kings bowler announced his retirement from Indian cricket on September 26, 2022, with a heartfelt note on social media. The 34-year-old is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler who last represented Sikkim.
He also played for the Railways till the 2018-19 season and Baroda in the 2019-20 season. Moreover, he has also played in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
The right-arm pacer made his debut in FC cricket for Railways against Karnataka in 2008 and went on to play for Baroda and Sikkim as well. He picked 249 FC wickets, 85 List A scalps, and 64 wickets in T20 cricket.
His last domestic game came in March 2021 for Sikkim against Uttarakhand and on September 26, 2022, announced his retirement from Indian cricket on social media.
Since Childhood, I Always Wanted To Be A Cricketer, It Has Been An Incredible Cricketing Journey: Anureet Singh
Anureet also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL), featuring in the squad of Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals from 2009-2018- playing 18 matches and picking 18 wickets with a best of 3/23.
However, he took to social media and on Twitter announced his retirement with a message thanking many people for making his dream true of playing cricket at a professional level.
He said: “Since Childhood, I always wanted to be a Cricketer. It has been an incredible cricketing journey since I was 16 years old when I joined Subhania Cricket Club based in Delhi. It was just like dream coming true while I got an opportunity to play for Indian Railways in the Ranji Trophy game against Karnataka during Indian Domestic Season 2008.
I would like to thank my captain & mentor Sanjay Bangar (Sanju Bhaiyya, Abhay Sharma Sir & Murali Karthik (Katy Bhaiyya), my coaches Radhe Shyam Sharma Sir, Devinder Bisht Sir, Rajan Sachdeva Sir for guiding & mentoring me which I feel really played a vital role not only in my cricketing career but also in the personal life as that support and guidance helped me in becoming a type of person I am today.
I would also like to thank BCCI, Western Railway, Northern Railway, Indian Railways, Baroda Cricket Association, Sikkim Cricket Association along with IPL Franchise Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, and Kolkata Knight Riders including management & Support Staff for providing me an opportunity to represent them.”
Thank you all for the love and support throughout my journey ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eIs78GPqAn
— Anureet (@anureet2388) September 26, 2022