5 Legendary Cricketers Who Didn’t Receive A Farewell Match After International Retirement. Rising to the top in the game of cricket is quite a difficult journey. A cricketer has to struggle and practice for a lot of years to make his way in the national squad. Even after making it to the national team, a player has to show consistent performances to be part of the team. When players play a big role for their country over a long period of time, they are labeled as legendary cricketers.
However, even after getting a prominent status in the national team, players have to give their best performance to maintain their presence in the team. When the legendary players struggle to perform with the bat or ball, selectors have to take a tough call to drop them from the team.
These legendary players always deserve a farewell match, however, many times they are not able to get one when they announce retirement. Here we look at 5 legendary players who didn’t receive a farewell match after international retirement.
5 Legendary Cricketers Who Didn’t Receive A Farewell Match After International Retirement
5. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is one of the best all-rounders Indian cricket has seen. Yuvraj Singh played a major role during India’s journey to winning titles in the T20I World Cup 2007 and ODI World Cup 2011. The left-handed batsman was the player of the series in both tournaments. Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs, and 58 T20Is for India.
In 2017, Yuvraj played his last international match which was a T20I match against England. He scored 27 runs off 10 balls. However, he did not get a chance to play for India for the next two years. In June 2019, Yuvraj announced his retirement from international cricket.