Stuart Binny Retirement: Indian all-rounder Stuart Binny announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday. Binny, 37, last played for India in the T20I series against West India in 2016. And his last feature in ODIs and Test was in the home series against South Africa in 2015.
He could not get enough opportunities in the International cricket, due to stiff competition for the position of all-rounder in the Indian team. However, he still holds the best bowling figures for an Indian bowler in the One Day International format. He took 6 wickets by conceding just four runs is still the best and untouched record in ODIs which is took against Bangladesh in a rain-curtailed game.
He played 6 Tests, 14 ODIs and 3 T20Is scoring a total of 459 runs and picking up 24 wickets in his brief International career.
Calls it quits from First-class cricket
Binny also announced retirement from the First-class cricket for Karnataka where he played 95 first-class matches.
Binny wrote a letter informing about his decision of retirement that thanked BCCI and Karnataka Cricket Board behind his career.
“I would like to inform you that I have decided to retire from first-class and international cricket. It has given me tremendous joy and pride to have represented my country at the highest international level.” Binny stated.
“The game of cricket runs through my blood, and I will always look to give back to the game that has given me everything,” Stuart said.
In the letter, he also expressed his desire to become a full-time coach as he is currently also serving as the level 2 coach at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
“I just felt it’s time for me to move on from a player to coaching…and I have a lot to give back to cricket in that department… also now since I am a level 2 coach with the NCA, he added.
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