The year 2020 has been an unpleasant one for everybody, particularly in the sports world. In spite of the fact that everybody has changed in accordance with the new normal, a few sports have not continued by any means. Without precedent for a very long time, IPL occurred behind closed doors with no live fans. The senior players additionally lost their touch due to the long break from March to July in the whole cricket world. While some veteran cricketers kept playing cricket, a significant number of them chose to hang up their boots. In 2020, 5 famous Indian cricketers decided to end their professions.
Here's a list of those 5 Indian cricketers who declared their retirement this year:
1. MS Dhoni
Beginning with the most noticeable name present on this list, previous Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni stunned the whole world by reporting his retirement on Instagram. He did it on Independence Day evening. Numerous fans sought that Dhoni would play for the Indian cricket team in the T20 World Cup 2020. Sadly, the T20 World Cup got delayed to 2022.
2. Suresh Raina
The Indian cricket fans were recuperating from MS Dhoni's retirement stun that Suresh Raina chose to go along with him on his excursion. Nonetheless, Raina has given a huge update on his future in front of the new season. He has affirmed his cooperation in IPL 2021 and will likewise represent Uttar Pradesh at the homegrown level.
3. Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan was the first Indian cricketer to resign in 2020. The southpaw reported his choice to stop global cricket on January 4. Pathan has been dynamic on the cricket field after retirement. He played for the India Legends in the Road Safety World Series and now playing for Kandy Tuskers in Lanka Premier League.
4. Pragyan Ojha
Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was the primary spin bowler to win the IPL Purple Cap. Ojha played for the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Deccan Chargers (DC) in the IPL. Tragically, he was unable to get an IPL contract in the last couple of seasons. The southpaw played his last Test match back in 2013. He decided to give up on cricket in February 2020.
5. Parthiv Patel
Previous Chennai Super Kings wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel made his global introduction in 2002. The southpaw didn't play a lot of worldwide cricket; however, he was a regular player in the IPL. He left a mark on the world by leading Gujarat to its first Ranji Trophy title in the 2016/17 season. Patel declared his retirement from competitive cricket in December.