Twitter Reacts as Mohammad Kaif Bids Adieu to the Gentleman’s Game
Mohammad Kaif has decided to retire from all forms of the game. Kaif decided to take the important decision on the same day when he guided India to a thumping victory in the final of the Natwest trophy final way back in 2002 some 16 years ago.
Consequently, Kaif’s knock of 87 runs against England was one of the best knocks of his International career.
Kaif took to his Twitter handle to announce his decision. Furthermore, the former right-hander also gave his gratitude to all the people who played a major role during his cricketing journey.
Kaif played 125 One-day matches for the Men in Blue. In fact, he last played in Indian colours against South Africa in 2006 at St George Park.
The right-hander went on to score 2,753 runs in the 50-overs format. Kaif scored one century in the red-ball format while he scored two centuries in the One-day form.
Furthermore, he played 13 Test matches for the Indian team. The right-hander scored 624 runs in his short Test career.
Meanwhile, Kaif scored more than 10,000 runs while playing in the domestic circuit for his domestic team, Uttar Pradesh.
On the other hand, Kaif also featured in 29 Indian Premier League (IPL)matches.
Moreover, Kaif was a livewire on the field. He took some of the best catches for the Indian team. Furthermore, he was also able to save extra runs due to his good fielding.
Kaif post read as, “When I started playing Cricket, the dream was to play in the India Cap one day .Have been very fortunate to step on to the field & represent my country on 190 days of my life. Today is an apt day for me to announce my retirement from all competetive Cricket. Thank you everyone ??.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Mohammad Kaif’s Retirement:
@MohammadKaif Bhai we have shared such amazing memories together. You have been my brother, team player and my mentor. I’m sure you will achieve great heights in your career further. I wish you all the success ahead!!! Cheers brother to a new beginning! 🙌 https://t.co/I3LrosqmhY
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 13, 2018
You've chosen the best day to announce your retirement, @MohammadKaif. Those memories are still fresh in our minds. May Lord bless you with more and more success, just like the one at Lord's back in 2002. My best wishes to you always. pic.twitter.com/4vMeVKjyfy
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 13, 2018
Congratulations, @MohammadKaif on a career you can be proud of. Gave us many nice moments and will always remember the NatWest final of 2002. Go well, enjoy time with your lovely family,, and look forward to working together.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 13, 2018
Well done on ur career bhaisaab @MohammadKaif you were the one who changed the mind set of the fielding in Indian cricket.even though I would have liked u to stay slightly behind on d 30yard circle bT I knew u had d best intention;) Wish you all d luck for ur future endeavours
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 13, 2018
13-07-02 a new era of Indian power cricket began.
13-07-18 the hero of that game retires.
Thanks @MohammadKaif for being a great friend and a loyal lover of this game which connects us all.
Wishing you all the happiness and success in life ahead.
Bhai shab 😘 pic.twitter.com/UvQke0lYam
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 13, 2018