Veteran Indian pacer Praveen Kumar announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday. The Meerut-based bowler known for his ability to swing the ball has struggled in recent times while representing his state Uttar Pradesh. He went wicketless in his state team’s last T20 encounter against Baroda, while he managed to pick a wicket each in two other matches.
The 32-year-old took to Instagram and thanked everyone who supported him throughout his career. Praveen Kumar also said that the time had come in his career when he would like to say “goodbye” to the game and start a new chapter in his life. Praveen’s decision to call time on his career came after playing 13 years of competitive cricket.
He made his debut for the Indian team in the ODI match against Pakistan on November 18, 2007. Since then, the right-arm pacer has represented the national team in six Tests, 68 ODIs and 10 T20Is. His best bowling figures came in a Test match against England at Lord’s in July 2011, when he scalped five wickets for 106 runs.