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Sudeep Tyagi retires from all cricket formats

November 18, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Sudeep Tyagi, who was the fast bowler at the domestic level of Indian cricket, has declared retirement recently from all forms of cricket. The 33-year old reported the news on social media. He made his debut for India in 2009 during the ODI against Sri Lanka. He could not live up to the hopes in international cricket and lost his spot in the Indian team.

Tyagi has played an aggregate of 4 ODIs and 1 T20I for Team India and has taken three wickets in the 50-over cricket format. Sudeep Tyagi made his last appearance in February 2010 for Team India during the Ahmedabad ODI against South Africa. Moreover, he played in the Indian Premier League and was a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Chennai Super Kings camp.

In 2009 and 2010, he played in the T20 competition for the Chennai-based team. He had picked 6 wickets at an average of 49.16, having an economy rate of 8.46. He enjoyed a better cricket career at the domestic level. Sudeep Tyagi has participated in 41 first-class games and got 109 wickets. He participated in 23 matches in List-A and got 31 wickets.

Sudeep Tyagi’s statement

Sudeep Tyagi presented a statement to declare his retirement. He began by expressing gratitude for his well-wishers and communicated his joy of having the option to play for the Indian national side. Moreover, he claimed that he might have played more for India and offered more to his side’s cause.

“I want to thank each one of you who has supported me. I have achieved what is every player’s dream to represent the country and wear the Indian flag is a dream I lived,” wrote Sudeep Tyagi.

He added in his statement that he would continue to play the sport as and where the opportunity would arise for him. Tyagi also stated that cricket is his soul and the reason for his existence. It is hard to retire. However, he believes that to move ahead everyone must let go.

The pacer additionally expressed gratitude for his first India skipper MS Dhoni and his other role models such as Suresh Raina, Mohammad Kaif, and RP Singh.

“I want to thank M.S Dhoni under whom I played my first ODI. I thank my role models Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, RP Singh alongside whom I had the opportunity to debut my career for UPCA,” wrote Sudeep Tyagi.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh