MS Dhoni, the legendary Indian skipper, and wicket-keeper left everyone stunned after he announced his retirement. Though his decision to retire was the most heartbreaking, but there were many cricketers who announced their retirement in 2020 including Indian legends Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan.
Retirement has a different face in this era. For the unversed, the BCCI doesn’t allow its players to participate in foreign leagues, but when you retire, you can play in foreign leagues. This is the reason why the likes of Irfan Pathan, Sudeep Tyagi, Yuvraj Singh announced their retirements. But there were many who retired from the game completely. With such trends, we can witness more retirements in 2021.
Here, in this article, we bring you a list of 5 cricketers who might announce their retirement in 2021. Have a look:
1. Harbhajan Singh:
While many of his contemporaries including the likes of Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, and others, have already announced their retirement from the game, Harbhajan Singh is yet to retire. However, as compared to his contemporaries, Harbhajan has been the least active in the game.
Harbhajan hardly plays domestic cricket and hasn’t taken part in any international leagues. He has only played in the Indian Premier League in recent years. With age catching up, Harbhajan Singh might announce his retirement soon.
2. Yusuf Pathan:
The T20 World Cup winner is also at the edge of his career. Though, he is regarded as one of the big-hitters of the game, his time with the Indian cricket team is limited. Yusuf had to miss the previous edition of the Indian Premier League as he couldn’t find any buyers. Yusuf might call time on his career in 2021.
3. Amit Mishra:
One of the unluckiest cricketers of this era, Amit Mishra can also announce his retirement soon. The 37-year-old spinner made his debut for India in the year 2003, however, he never got enough opportunities. But whenever the cricketer got the chance to perform for India, he did well. Amit is constantly being ignored by the selectors in BCCI and it won’t be a surprise if the cricketer announces his retirement in 2021.
4. Faiz Fazal:
Faiz Fazal, who has been one of the most prolific batsmen in the Indian domestic circuit, has also represented the Indian cricket team. However, both international cricket and the Indian Premier League haven’t happened as desired for the cricketer. Though, with almost no opportunities, the cricketer might retire soon.
5. Murali Vijay:
Ever since he was axed from the Indian cricket team, Murali Vijay’s cricketing career took a steep decline. Be it IPL or domestic circuit, the cricketer has failed to make full use of the opportunities. It will not be a surprise if Murali Vijay announced his retirement in 2021.