Manoj Tiwary, the current captain of the Bengal Ranji Trophy team, has got to be one of the most unluckiest of Indian cricketers in the 21st century. Having made his debut back in 2008, Tiwary never got a consistent run in the Indian set-up and played just 12 ODIs and three T20Is between 2008-15.
Despite the indifferent treatment meted out to him, Tiwary went from strength to strength, scoring truckloads of runs in domestic cricket. He was at the height of his powers during the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy, leading Bengal from the front with both bat as well as with his astute leadership to take them all the way to the finals, where they lost to Saurashtra.
Tiwary is slowly moving towards the end of his career but the right-handed Bengal batsman has already decided what he plans to do after he hangs up his cricketing boots.
Manoj Tiwary reveals his post-cricket career plans
In a recent chat on the show ‘Cow Corner Cronicles’, Tiwary revealed that he might end up taking a 10-metre rifle shooting and have a shot at representing India in the Olympics.
“You might end up seeing me taking up 10 metre rifle shooting and having a go in the Olympics as well. Something which I want to do. But now you know the other responsibilities of an individual are always there. It’s not easy, but let us see how I can take time out of a busy schedule and give some time to 10 metre rifle shooting as well,” Manoj Tiwary said.
Coming back to Manoj Tiwary’s international career, the Bengal batsman had to wait for more than 10 matches to earn another game for India despite having scored a hundred in his last game. He was once again dropped an year later despite scoring a half-century against Sri Lanka.
Tiwary, who has played 125 First-Class, 163 List A and 178 Twenty20 matches, also went unsold in the past two Indian Premier League auctions. Previously, the Bengal veteran has represented franchises like Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals [Daredevils] and Rising Pune Supergiant.