India’s Swing Bowl King Praveen Kumar has been retire from the all form of cricket of Test, ODI, T20.
“I have decided to retire from cricket. The decision is not taken in haste, I gave a thought over it and I felt it was a right time to say goodbye to the sport which gave me so much,” Praveen told the Indian Express. “I want to thank my family, BCCI, UPCA, Rajeev (Shukla) sir for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams,”
“I have no regrets. Dil sey khela, dil sey bowling daala (I played and bowled with my heart). There are good bowlers waiting in the wings back in UP and I don’t want their careers to be affected. Mein kheloonga toh ek ka jagah jayega, (If I play, one spot would go); it’s important to think of other players’ future as well. My time is over and I have accepted it. I’m happy and thankful to God for giving me this chance,” Kumar added.
Since the Debut in the International Cricket in 2007 against pakistan praveen kumar played total 84 matches so far. In Test cricket he only played six matches and took 27 wickets with a healthy average of 25.81.
Praveen also played in the IPL from the Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise and famously claimed a hat-trick for the latter during the 2010 season.