Sudeep Tyagi announces retirement from all formats of the game

Sudeep Tyagi announces retirement from all formats of the game

He posted a long note where he spoke about his journey in the game and also thanked his parents, coaches, teammates, and mentors for always being there for him.

Sudeep Tyagi
Sudeep Tyagi. (Photo by Santosh Harhare/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Indian pacer Sudeep Tyagi, who represented India in 4 One Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International, announced his retirement from all formats of the game on November 17, Tuesday. The right-arm medium-fast bowler had also featured in 14 games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Tyagi immediately made heads turn in his debut Ranji Trophy season for Uttar Pradesh in 2007. He picked up a ten-wicket haul on his debut and ended that season with 41 wickets in his bag. He was a vital cog in getting his team to the final of the tournament. Following the stunning performance in the debut season, he made his debut for India against Sri Lanka in 2009 in a T20 in Mohali. He went wicket-less on his national debut.

Two weeks later, he made his ODI debut against the same opposition but was able to manage just three wickets in four games. In his cricket career, the Meerut-born featured in 41 first-class games picking up 109 wickets. He also played 23 T20 and as many List-A games taking 16 and 31 wickets respectively. His last first-class game was in 2017 while he hasn’t played List A or T20 cricket since 2014.

Sudeep Tyagi expresses his gratitude to MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina

Announcing his retirement from the sport on Twitter, the former seamer posted a long note where he spoke about his journey in the game and also thanked his parents, coaches, teammates, and mentors for always being there for him.

“I have achieved what is every player’s dream to represent the country and wearing the Indian flag is a dream I lived. I want 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 to move ahead we must let go,” the 33-year-old wrote in his statement.

“I am cricket and nothing in my life will be above it. I am most thankful to my father, who held me and and took me to practice everyday with a vision to see me play for India. Even today, he wishes to see me in blue jersey again, his love for cricket and country is unparalleled,” he added.