Manoj Tiwary announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Written by Toshi Pawar

India middle-order batter and Bengal veteran Manoj Tiwary announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday, August 3. The 37-year-old, who last played for India in 2015, was playing domestic cricket as recently as February 2023. The highly-talented West Bengal batter led Bengal in Ranji Trophy and the team made it to the final as well.

Tiwary played 12 ODIs and 3 T20Is for India between 2008 and 2015. He scored a hundred in the 50-over format of the game at the highest level.

“Goodbye to the game of cricket. This game has given me everything, I mean every single thing which I had never dreamt of, starting from the times when my life was challenged by different forms of difficulties. I will always be grateful to this game and to the GOD, who has always been by my side throughout,” Tiwary said in an Instagram post.

Tiwary had an illustrious career in domestic cricket, representing Bengal, and has also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for teams such as Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, and Rising Pune Supergiants. Despite his impressive performances in domestic cricket, Tiwary’s international career was marked by sporadic appearances and periods of being overlooked.

Tiwary made his international debut against Australia in the 2007–08 Commonwealth Bank Series. He was later included in the Indian team for the West Indies tour of 2011 as a replacement for Yuvraj Singh. Despite scoring a maiden ODI century in the 5th ODI against West Indies, he was relegated to the reserves for 14 successive matches following this achievement. His T20 International career has been similarly inconsistent, with him often being selected but not playing any matches.

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