5 Current Indian players who may retire from limited-overs cricket
These players are unlikely to make their comeback in the limited-overs formats.
Updated - May 17, 2021 2:31 pm
Over the years, world cricket has taken long strides. Indian cricket has certainly become a driving force of this robust revolution. The sport dominated by elitism to the sport that celebrates talent, it has undergone a significant transformation. With fitness and athleticism becoming the order of the day, every cricketing superstar needs to be on their toes regularly.
Unsurprisingly, the modern-day masters in the form of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma along with Jasprit Bumrah have advanced the standards to a different level altogether. While the trajectory of quality has gone up, every player is required to play out of their skins on the cricketing field. However, age becomes a cruel devil for most of the experienced Indian cricketers.
Interestingly, MS Dhoni shook the world as he called it a day after an illustrious 16-year service to the Indian cricket. On that note, let us discuss the names of other professionals whose retirement remains on cards owing to their excessive ages.
The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly drew curtains on their cricketing career for belonging to over-aged groups. Notably, the below-mentioned names only talk about retirement from limited-overs cricket.
So, without any further ado, let’s peek into the names of the Indian cricketers:
1. Wriddhiman Saha (36 years)
The Bengal-based wicketkeeper-batsman debuted for India against South Africa back in 2010 in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Often, known as the superman for his exemplary glovework behind the stumps, he was the selector’s first choice after the cricketing legend MS Dhoni bid adieu to the white jersey in 2015.
Representing India in Test cricket under the leadership Virat Kohli, Saha has played 37 matches. He has scored 1238 runs at an ordinary average of 30.2. Although, he is currently facing tough competition from the youngster Rishabh Pant who performed brilliantly with the bat in the away series. Resultingly, he couldn’t find his name in the playing XI in the India tour of New Zealand in the four-match Test series.
If speculations are to be believed, Saha is expected to hang his boots in the limited-overs format of the game. Eventually, the right-hander will only focus on red-ball cricket. Of late, he is quarantining with the Indian contingent in Sydney ahead of the much-awaited India vs Australia series later this year. It is expected that the 36-year-old will leave no stones unturned to make a respectable mark in the heated series.