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Better to vacate a spot: Former Mumbai Indians batter Saurabh Tiwary hangs up his boots

Better to vacate a spot: Former Mumbai Indians batter Saurabh Tiwary hangs up his boots

Saurabh Tiwary got his international call-up in 2010 after having his breakout season with the Mumbai Indians He played three ODIs for India, scoring 49 runs.

Former Mumbai Indians cricketer Saurabh Tiwary on Monday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Tiwary will play his last match in the Ranji Trophy when Jharkhand play against Rajasthan on February 16th.

Tiwary was eleven when he started playing cricket. While still a teenager, he made his first-class debut for Jharkhand during the 2006–07 Ranji Trophy season. In 2008, he won the Under-19 World Cup while playing for the team captained by Virat Kohli in Malaysia.

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Saurabh Tiwary got his international call-up in 2010 after having his breakout season with the Mumbai Indians He played three ODIs for India, scoring 49 runs. He last played IPL in 2021 and hasn’t appeared for the franchise tournament since.

Tiwary confirmed his retirement decision in a press conference. “It’s a little tough to bid farewell to this journey that I had started before my schooling. But I’m also sure that this is the right time for this. I feel that if you’re not in the national team and IPL, it’s better to vacate a spot in the state side for a youngster. Youngsters are getting a lot of chances in our Test team so I’m making this decision,” he told reporters at Jamshedpur’s Keenan Stadium.

“It’s not like I’ve decided this only on the basis of my performances. You can see my record in Ranji and in the last domestic season. It’s always asked what I’m going to do next and for now I only know that cricket is the only thing I know so I’m going to be connected to the game. I got an offer from politics too but I haven’t thought about that,” he added.

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