Vinay Kumar took to Twitter to announce his retirement from worldwide and first-class cricket on Friday. The pacer represented India in 31 One-day Internationals, 9 Twenty20 Internationals and one Test match. Vinay Kumar, in his word on Twitter, thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Karnataka State Cricket Association for presenting him with the chance to reside his dream. The 37-year-old quick bowler additionally thanked all of the 4 franchises whom he performed for within the Indian Premier League.
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) February 26, 2021
“I am very grateful to Karnataka State Cricket Association for giving me the opportunity to represent the state team. From here I went on to play for India and represented the nation in all the three formats of the game,” Vinay Kumar wrote.
“I would also like to offer my sincere gratitude to BCCI for making me a part of its family. Playing for the country is the ultimate dream for any sportsperson and I am glad and blessed to have achieved this feat.”
The home veteran additionally highlighted that enjoying underneath the likes of MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid made his cricketing expertise enriching.
“My cricketing experience has been enriched by playing under the great minds of Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to name the few. Also, I was blessed to have Sachin Tendulkar as a mentor in Mumbai Indians,” the pacer stated.
Vinay Kumar took 38 wickets within the ODI format. His greatest bowling figures within the 50-over format got here towards England in a sport in Delhi the place he returned with figures of 4 for 30.
The Karnataka-born additionally picked up 10 wickets within the shortest format of the sport.
He was a veteran within the home circuit, taking greater than 500 wickets in 139 first-class matches.
Vinay Kumar additionally went on to play 105 IPL matches and took 105 wickets at an financial system price of 8.39.
He performed for Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Royal Challengers Bangalore in franchise-based cricket.
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