Fast-bowler Sudeep Tyagi has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. The 33-year old announced the news on his social media profiles. He made his India debut during the Delhi ODI against Sri Lanka in 2009. He, however, could not really live up to the expectations in international cricket and soon lost his place in the team.
He played a total of 4 ODIs and 1 T20I for Team India and picked three wickets in the 50-over format. Sudeep Tyagi’s last appearance for Team India during the Ahmedabad ODI against South Africa in February 2010. He also played in the Indian Premier League and was a part of the Chennai Super Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad camp.
He played in the T20 tournament in 2009 and 2010 for the Chennai-based outfit and picked a total of 6 wickets at an average of 49.16 an economy rate of 8.46. He enjoyed a better career in the domestic circuit. Sudeep Tyagi played 41 first-class matches and picked up 109 wickets. In List-A, he featured in 23 matches and picked up 31 wickets.
Sudeep Tyagi’s statement:
Sudeep Tyagi posted a statement to announce his retirement. He started by thanking his well-wishers and expressed his delight over being able to play for the national side. He also insisted that he could have played more for India and contributed more to the team’s cause.
“I want to thank each one of you who has supported me . I have achieved what is every player’s dream to represent the country and wear the Indian flag is a dream I lived,” wrote Sudeep Tyagi.
“I now announce my retirement from all formats of cricket and will continue to play as and where opportunity rises.
“Cricket is my very existence and soul It is very difficult to do this but to move ahead we must let go . Having said that I could have played more and given more to the country,” he added.
The pacer also thanked his first India captain MS Dhoni and his role models like Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina and RP Singh.
“I want to thank M.S Dhoni under whom I played my first ODI . I thank my role models Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, RP Singh alongside whom I had the opportunity to debut my career for UPCA,” wrote Sudeep Tyagi.
Here is the tweet from the pacer:
— Sudeep Tyagi (@sudeeptyagi005) November 17, 2020
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