The game of cricket has reached a level of competitiveness wherein only the best can survive. Bad performance in a single match could lead to your omission from the squad because there has been an abundance of talent and consistency in cricket.
Unlike the past decade when we used to see fat bellies run around the field, nowadays it’s all about survival of the fittest. That means it is impossible for the players with no fitness to ever make a place or a comeback in their current national team. So maybe this is it for them!
In July 2018, Mohammad Kaif officially made the announcement of his retirement from international cricket. Just like him, maybe it’s also the time for some other cricketers to take retirement from international cricket.
Here, we have compiled a list of cricketers who may call it quit to International Cricket after the upcoming and much-anticipated Asia Cup has concluded:
#1 Harbhajan Singh
Past has seen only a few spinners like Harbhajan Singh. A man with an abundance of talent and some prestigious records on his name hasn’t been around the national team for quite a while now. The 38-year-old might be still waiting for that comeback call as he hasn’t officially announced his retirement yet.
The 3rd highest wicket-taker of test cricket and 5th highest of ODIs, Harbhajan still proves his mettle in the Indian Premier League. Despite giving a series of exceptional performances in every season of IPL, Bhajji fails to get another chance in the national team.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja’s constant contribution for the Indian team in Tests is even reducing Bhajji’s chance to ever represent India in the international format. Also, in the shorter formats, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are doing pretty well. So I guess this may be the time for Harbhajan to officially call it off from cricket.