Former Tamil Nadu pacer VIjaykumar Yo Mahesh announced retirement from all forms of competitive cricket on Sunday. Mahesh, 32, has played First-class cricket, along with List A and T20 matches in his career. Besides he as also played in the Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings.
He had made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu against Bengal during the Ranji one-day trophy match in 2005. One year later, he made the First-class debut against Bengal in Ranji Trophy match in Kolkata.
Mahesh has also played 18 matches in the Indian Premier League for the Delhi Daredevils and later joined Chennai Super Kings.
“At the outset, thanks to BCCI for the opportunity to represent India at the Under-19 level and the India A level. “It’s been an honour and with utmost pride I call it the highest point in my career” Mahesh said in his statement.
“To my two IPL franchises, DD and CSK, for having faith in me to represent them and for giving me an opportunity to share the dressing room with the legends of the game. The last five years have been injury ridden but I am grateful to India Cements for being solid and having my back. I would like to thank my state cricket Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for nurturing me from the age of 14 and finishing with 12 years of first-class cricket.” he added.
His career was plagued with injuries as he was out of the competitive cricket for almost five years before playing his last season in 2017 for Tamil Nadu.
On his return, he helped his side defeat Mumbai during a first-class match by smashing an unbeaten 103 and also took a couple of wickets.
He last played a competitive cricket during Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) in August 2019. He curtailed his career with 108 wickets in 50 first-class, and 93 wickets in 61 List A matches.