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Sudeep Tyagi announces retirement from all formats of the game

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Sudeep Tyagi (Photo via Santoshi Harhare / Hindustan Times Getty Images)

Former Indian fast bowler Sudeep Tyagi, who represented India in 4 one-day internationals and one Twenty20 international, announced his retirement from all formats of the game on Tuesday, 17 November. The right-handed medium pacer also performed for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 14 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Tyagi immediately turned his head for Uttar Pradesh in 2007 in his first Ranji Trophy season. He took ten wickets on his debut and ended that season with 41 wickets in his career. He was instrumental in leading his team to the finals of the tournament. After a brilliant performance in the debut season, he made his India debut in a T20 against Sri Lanka in Mohali in 2009. He went wicket-less on his national debut.

Two weeks later, he made his ODI debut against the same opposition, but managed to take just three wickets in four matches. In his cricket career, Meerut-born took 109 wickets in 41 first-class games. He also played 23 T20s and took 16 and 31 wickets respectively in several List-A games. His last first-class game was in 2017 while he has not played List A or T20 cricket since 2014.

Sudeep Tyagi thanked MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina

Announcing his retirement from the game on Twitter, the former seamer posted a lengthy note where he talked about his journey in the game and called his parents, coaches, teammates and mentors to always be there for him Thanked

He said, ‘I have achieved every player’s dream to represent the country and wearing the Indian flag is a dream. I would like to thank MS Dhoni under whom I played my first ODI. I want to thank my role models Mohammad Kaif, RP Singh and Suresh Raina. It is very difficult to do this but we must let go to move forward, ”the 33-year-old wrote in his statement.

He said, ‘I am cricket and nothing in my life will be over it. I am most grateful to my father, who organized me and took me to practice everyday with a vision to play for India. Even today he wants to see me in a blue jersey again, his love for cricket and country is unique.