The former Indian skipper MS Dhoni and cricketer Suresh Raina, recently left the whole cricket fraternity in shock after they announced their retirement from international cricket. Though, the speculations and rumors were there since a long time but the news came out as a huge surprise for everyone.
Now after MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina, there are a few more cricketers who can surprise us by announcing their retirement soon.
Here, we bring you a list of 5 Indian cricketers who can announce their retirement very soon. Have a look:
5. Amit Mishra:
Amit Mishra, the 37-year-old spinner has been one of the most underrated players in the history of Indian cricket. It was in 2003 when Amit Mishra made his debut, however, he never got enough opportunities. But whenever he got the chance to play for India, he always performed well. In his long career of 17 years, Amit Mishra played only 36 ODIs, during which he took 64 wickets.
The cricketer is constantly being ignored by the selectors in BCCI and it won’t be a surprise if the cricketer announces his retirement soon.
4. Parthiv Patel:
Indian wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel made his Test debut in international cricket in 2002, however, he has been not a part of Team India for a long time. During his career, Parthiv Patel has played 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and 2 T20Is. Currently, team India has a lot of contenders for the position of the wicket-keeper batsman and thus, he can announce his retirement soon.
3. Piyush Chawla:
31-year-old leg-spinner made his debut for team India in the year 2006. However, in 2012, he was dropped from the team because of his inconsistency. Though he has done amazingly well in Indian Premier League but he is still waiting to return back to team India. In such a situation, he can consider retirement.
2. Yusuf Pathan:
The elder Pathan brother also features in this list. Yusuf made a reputation as a hard-hitting all-rounder in international cricket. Unlike Irfan, Yusuf is an off-spin bowler and is playing for Baroda in the Ranji trophy this year. It was the t20 world cup finals (2007) when Yusuf replaced an injured Virender Sehwag and started by hitting a six off Asif.
Yusuf has only 2 centuries in international cricket but both of them were more than awesome knocks. His part-time off-spin also helped the team in tough situations. Yusuf has been out of action since 2012 and should probably call it a great career now.
1. Harbhajan Singh:
Harbhajan Singh is remembered for the lethal spin he induced to claim the toughest wickets in the opponent’s line up. Harbhajan is 39 years old and last played an international game in 2016 against UAE (Twenty20) but never called off officially. With 417 wickets in tests, Singh is second to Muralitharan in the charts of highest wickets as a spinner. He was also an active part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad but after the world cup, in 2012 he started sidelining because of Ashwin and Jadeja’s form.