Indian pacer RP Singh announces his retirement
Out of favor Indian pacer RP Singh on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The veteran pacer was instrumental in India winning the 2007 World T20. His nagging line and accuracy made him a renowned customer at the international level.
The 32-year-old left-arm pacer announced the news on Twitter. “13 years ago today, on 4th September 2005 was the first time I donned the Indian jersey. It was the stepping-stone to what would become the most cherished moments of my life,” Singh wrote on his Twitter account.
“Today as I hang my boots and call it a day, I wish to remember and give thanks to each and everyone who made this journey possible,” he said.
Singh’s international career spanned over six years, in which he played 82 matches across all formats of the game. He bagged over 100 wickets and proved to be a vital cog in the side. He also played a crucial role in India’s famous victory over Australia in Perth in 2008.
RP Singh calls it a day
For someone born in a small village, I never thought I would be able to say this – I have lived my dream. And for that, I have nobody else to thank but you. My fans. For believing in me. for criticizing me and for hailing me but mainly for just being there for me. Thank you!” he said.
The pacer marked his name at the Lord’s honors board as well. Singh was adjudged the player of the match in his debut against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 2006. He was dropped after the home series against South Africa and didn’t get to play for the next three years. His final Test came against England in 2011. He was enjoying holidays in Miami when selectors recalled him. Singh failed to pick any wickets and it eventually turned out to be his final game.
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