Indian cricketer Stuart Binny has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. Stuart Binny, who is the son of 1983 World Cup-winning allrounder Roger Binny, is a two-time Ranji Trophy winner. He has represented the Indian cricket team in 6 Tests, 14 ODIs, and 3 T20Is. While he scored 194 runs in the purest format of the game, he scored 230 in ODIs and 35 runs in T20Is.
On Monday, Stuart Binny announced his retirement through a letter, which is now going viral on social media. In the letter, Binny stated that he has decided to take retirement from all forms of cricket and he takes tremendous pride to have represented his country at the international level.
“It has given me tremendous joy to have represented my country at the highest international level,” Binny wrote in his letter.
In his letter, Binny also thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for playing an important role in his journey and also offered his gratitude to the Karnataka State for their support. Binny also thanked all the three IPL franchises he has played for – Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR) as well as the Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB). He wrote:
“I would like to acknowledge the huge role the BCCI has played in my cricketing journey. Their support and faith over the years have been invaluable. My cricketing journey would not even have started had it not been for Karnataka state and their support. It has been an honour to captain and win trophies with my state.
“I am grateful to the coaches who encouraged me, to the selectors who put their faith in me. To my captains who entrusted me. None of this would have been possible without my family, I stepped out on the field every day thinking of them.
“Cricket runs through my blood, and I will always look to give back to the game that has given me everything. I thank you all for your continued support in my next innings”.
Here, check out the letter:
— Madhu Jawali (@MadhuJawali) August 30, 2021
Meanwhile, as per reports, Binny will now focus on coaching as he has completed level 2 in NCA along with few other Indian cricketers.
Here, check out how Twitterati reacted to his retirement news:
Apart from 6-4, don't forget Binny's debut in England where he made a match saving effort with his gritty 78 in 2014 1st test
— Udit (@udit_buch) August 30, 2021
Stuart Binny announced his retirement from all formats of the game. The man from Karnataka played 95 FC matches and also featured for India in six Tests along with 14ODIs and three T20Is.
— Ashim Sunam (@ashim_sport) August 30, 2021
(@cric_blog) August 30, 2021
Stuart Binny still holds the Record of the Best ODI Bowling figure in a Match for India. His bowling (4.4-2-4-6) against Bangladesh. What a Bowling figure. Best Wishes and Good luck for your future, Stuart Binny. pic.twitter.com/iN6ActLEia
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) August 30, 2021
JUST IN: Stuart Binny announces his retirement from all forms of cricket.
The all-rounder holds the record for the best ever figures by an Indian in ODI cricket.
His figures of 4.4-2-4-6 came against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2014 ?? pic.twitter.com/ab4YWFAjIA
— CricXtasy (@CricXtasy) August 30, 2021
— Vijay Lokapally (@vijaylokapally) August 30, 2021
Happy retirement Stuart Binny, played some important knocks for us in IPL and who can forget the spell against Bangladesh. All the best for the future.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) August 30, 2021
We all remember Stuart Binny for the wrong reasons but as he decides to call it a day, I have to agree his 6/4 against Bangladesh was just phenomenal.
All the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/zjXvB7LI7x
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) August 30, 2021
Stuart Binny annouces retirement ?
End of an era ?? – pic.twitter.com/YBpxZCueBJ
— Pai Smoke (@79off47) August 30, 2021
Six wickets taken, four runs conceded ?
Stuart Binny represented India just 23 times, but holds a special record for them ?
Wishing the allrounder a happy retirement!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 30, 2021
Stuart Binny all set to pursue a career in coaching now. (Reported by Cricbuzz).
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 30, 2021