Joginder Sharma also took retirement this year (file)
The year 2023 is ready to bid farewell and cricket fans are also remembering this passing year in their own way. Although the worst memory of 2023 was Team India’s loss in the World Cup final, but this year many players have also said goodbye to the game. Many of these players have announced to leave cricket only after the ODI World Cup 2023.
Which players bid farewell this year?
The process of retirement in 2023 had started since January, when South Africa’s Dwayne Pretorius announced his retirement. Apart from him, legend cricketer Hashim Amla had also taken retirement, he had already left international cricket but this year he bid farewell to all formats of cricket.
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If we look at the big Indian players, Joginder Sharma, a member of the T20 World Cup winning team, had also announced his retirement this year. He was the one who bowled the last over of the T-20 World Cup final and took the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq. Apart from Joginder Sharma, Murali Vijay, Manoj Tiwari, Ambati Rayudu had announced retirement this year.
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Among other foreign players, captain Aaron Finch, who won the T20 World Cup for Australia, England’s star bowler Stuart Broad and England’s Moeen Ali also announced their retirement this year. Moeen Ali had also taken back his retirement to play the Ashes, but he retired again after the Ashes.
Many retirements took place even during the World Cup
Recently, ODI World Cup was held in India, during which many players also announced retirement. Afghanistan’s Naveen Ul Haq retired from ODI at the age of just 24, apart from him Quinton de Kock of South Africa, David Warner of Australia and David Willey of England have also retired after the World Cup. Apart from these, there were many players who may not have announced their retirement, but everyone knows that this was their last World Cup.