Former Indian batsman, Mohammad Kaif claims he is satisfied with his career. Kaif had recently hanged his boots from the game in July 2018.
Kaif is happy to end his career on a good note and said that he created some sweet memories while playing for the Indian team. Meanwhile, Mohammad Kaif made his International debut in 2000.
In fact, Kaif is fondly remembered for his match-winning knock of 87 runs in the Natwest Final against England in 2002. Interestingly, the Uttar Pradesh batsman decided to call it day on the same day when he guided Indian to a famous win.
Mohammad Kaif likens his batting technique with Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid.
“I am happy the way I played my game. I contributed and created some moments for Indian fans — both overseas as well in India. Happy with the way I finished my career and… it was a nice era when I played,” Kaif said.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Kaif last played in the Indian colours in 2006 against South Africa. Kaif was a live wire on the field and he took India’s fielding to better level along with Yuvraj Singh.
Kaif played 125 One-Dayers for the Indian team in which he scored 2753 runs. The right-hander scored two hundred and 17 fifties in his career.
Meanwhile, Kaif played with some of the big names in Indian cricket. Kaif shared the dressing room with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.
“I was playing under some of the best players, and they all became the legends. When you have so much of competition in the team, then it’s also difficult for the selectors to make room for younger players like me.”
Furthermore, Kaif believes that he was much suited to the red ball format as he compared his technique with Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid. However, Kaif failed to savour success in the longest version as he played only 13 Test matches in which he scored 624 runs at 32.84.
“I was more suited to Test cricket, though I didn’t play much of it. With my technique, I was like Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid. I have watched them a lot.”
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