The abundance of young talent in Indian cricket is conspicuous. Not only that, the youngsters are no more intimidated by the pressure of the international arena – evident by Mohammed Siraj and Shubman Gill’s Test debut in Melbourne – because of their involvement in the Indian Premier League, which demands not only skill but also the temperament to perform under huge pressure.
This makes it difficult for the senior players who are out of the Indian team to make a comeback into the national setup, even if they perform well in domestic cricket – players like Wasim Jaffer and Parthiv Patel have faced such predicaments. It could also force some of them to go into retirement- which would make them eligible to participate in the overseas franchise leagues instead of hoping for an international comeback.
5 Indian Cricketers Who Might Retire From International Cricket In 2021
It would be a foreseen news when Harbhajan Singh announces his retirement from international cricket – indeed it is surprising that he hasn’t yet. Harbhajan last represented India in a T20I in 2016 in the Asia Cup. He was benched for the entire T20 World Cup and was dropped following the megaevent.
The fact that he last played a professional match was the IPL final for Chennai Super Kings against Mumbai Indians in 2019 – he skipped the 2020 IPL season citing personal reasons – reveals that the off-spinner is not eyeing a comeback in the Indian team. Hence, a retirement announcement is not far away. Nonetheless, Bhajji has been a great servant of Indian cricket, he will retire with more than 700 international wickets.