Former Indian pacer Rudra Pratak Singh announced his retirement exactly after 13 years on Tuesday. The 32-year old RP Singh, a left arm pace bowler, took his Twitter handle account to announce his decision to retire from cricket in all forms.
Singh played a total of 82 matches across all three formats, ODIs, Test matches, and T20 and picked up over 100 wickets. In 48 ODIs, he knocked down 69 wickets with a best of 4/35, while in 14 test matches, he had 40 wickets with his best of 5/59 and in T20s matches, he crushed 15 wickets with the best of 4/13.
Singh announced his decision exactly after 13 years when he made he made his cricket debut against Zimbabwe in ODI series in 2005.
“13 years ago today, on 4th September 2005 was the first time I donned the Indian jersey. It was the stepping-stone to what would become the most cherished moments of my life,” Singh wrote on his Twitter account.
“Today as I hang my boots and call it a day, I wish to remember and give thanks to each and everyone who made this journey possible. For someone born in a small village, I never thought I would be able to say this – I have lived my dream. And for that I have nobody else to thank but you. My fans. For believing in me. For criticizing me and for hailing me but mainly for just being there for me. Thank you!” he wrote.