Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav announced his retirement

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Pune. India and Maharashtra batsman Kedar Jadhav announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, four years after he last played for the national team. The 39-year-old Jadhav, who made his international debut for India in November 2014 in an ODI against Sri Lanka in Ranchi, played 73 ODIs and nine T20Is.

Jadhav, who is considered close to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, announced his retirement in the style of this legendary wicketkeeper-batsman. Jadhav wrote on ‘X’, “Thank you for your love and support during my career. Consider me retired from all formats of cricket.” Jadhav is captaining the Kolhapur Tuskers in the Maharashtra Premier League, which began in Pune on Sunday, and it is not clear from his post whether he will play further in this tournament or not.

Jadhav scored 1389 runs in 73 ODIs for India at an average of 42.09 with the help of two centuries and six half-centuries. He also scored 122 runs in six innings of nine T20 Internationals. Jadhav played the best innings of his career in January 2017 during an ODI match in Pune against England when he scored his second century in a high-scoring match, scoring 120 runs in 76 balls with 12 fours and four sixes and played an important role in India’s victory by three wickets.

Chasing a target of 351 runs, India lost four wickets for 63 runs at one stage but Jadhav ensured the team’s victory by sharing 200 runs in just 147 balls for the fifth wicket with Virat Kohli (122). Jadhav also took 27 wickets in ODIs with his off-spin bowling. In the Indian Premier League, Jadhav also played for Chennai Super Kings, (formerly) Delhi Daredevils, now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala, (formerly) Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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