India all-rounder Stuart Binny has decided to draw curtains on his cricket career with immediate effect. Binny, who holds the record of best bowling figures by an Indian, played six Tests, 14 ODIs, and three T20Is for India, scoring 194, 230, and 35 runs respectively. He also picked 3 wickets in Tests, 20 wickets in ODIs, and one wicket in T20Is. Binny also played 95 IPL matches and scored 880 runs and picked up 22 wickets for various franchises.
“It has given me tremendous joy to have represented my country at the highest international level,” Binny, son of 1983 World Cup-winning allrounder Roger Binny, said in a statement. “I would like to acknowledge the huge role the BCCI has played in my cricketing journey. Their support and faith over the years have been invaluable. My cricketing journey would not even have started had it not been for Karnataka state and their support. It has been an honour to captain and win trophies with my state.
“I am grateful to the coaches who encouraged me, to the selectors who put their faith in me. To my captains who entrusted me. None of this would have been possible without my family, I stepped out on the field every day thinking of them.
“Cricket runs through my blood, and I will always look to give back to the game that has given me everything. I thank you all for your continued support in my next innings”
Binny played most of his cricket for Karnataka and his best performance came in 2013-14 when he scored 443 runs at an average of 43.22 and picked up 14 wickets, helping Karnataka lift the Ranji Trophy title. His overall stats in first-class cricket stands at 4796 runs and 146 wickets.
Binny’s stakes skyrocketed when he helped India defend a modest total against Bangladesh in Dhaka, picking up 6 wickets for four runs, the best performance by an Indian in 50 over games. He betted legendary Anil Kumble’s performance of 6-12. Later, in his debut Test in 2014, Binny scored a scintillating 78, his first and the only 50 in his Test career. Ewin Lewis smashed Stuart Binny for 31 runs in a T20I match in Florida which effectively ended his India career.