2007 T20 World Cup winning cricketer Joginder Sharma announces retirement from all forms of international cricket
ICC T20 World Cup 2007’s star pacer has announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket. The Indian fast bowler took to his official Twitter handle and shared a long post on the social media platform.
BCCI’s official Twitter handle also re-shared Sharma’s post and congratulated him on his cricketing career. BCCI also gave their best wishes to the Indian pacer for the road ahead.
Read the full post here:
Sharma’s statement on retirement
Joginder said in his statement that with gratitude and humility, he announces his retirement from all formats of international and domestic cricket. His journey from 2002 to 2017 has been the best years of his life. He further thanked the BCCI, Haryana Cricket, Chennai Super Kings and the Government of Haryana for their support.
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After thanking his teammates and fans, Sharma said that he is excited to explore new opportunity in the world of cricket. He also wished the Indian Cricket Team all the best for their future endeavors.
Joginder Sharma’s cricketing career
Joginder played a key role in India’s victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup final against Pakistan. Joginder bowled Pareejeet’s last over, with 13 runs needed to win. But Joginder dismissed Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq to give India a five-run win.
Joginder, who made his debut in 2004, played 4 ODIs and 4 T20 Internationals for India, in which he has a total of 5 wickets to his name. Apart from this, Joginder has played 77 First Class, 80 List A and 63 T20 matches in domestic cricket. In which he has taken 297, 115 and 61 wickets respectively. Apart from this, he has scored 2804 runs in First Class, 1040 runs in List A and 425 runs in T20.
Joginder was also a part of the Chennai Super Kings captained by MS Dhoni in the IPL. He took 12 wickets in 16 matches in this tournament.
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