‘Matlab abb full-time politician’ – Fans react as Manoj Tiwary announces retirement from all forms of Cricket

Manoj Tiwary
Manoj Tiwary (Source: Twitter)

India and Bengal batter Manoj Tiwary announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on July 3, Thursday. He wrote a heartfelt message. He wrote, “Goodbye to the game of cricket. This game has given me everything, I mean every single thing which I had never dreamt of, starting from the times when my life were challenged by different forms of difficulties. Will ever be grateful to this game and to the GOD, who has always been on my side throughout. Taking this opportunity to convey my sincere gratitude to the people who all have played a part in my cricketing journey.”

“Thank you to all my coaches starting from my childhood till last year who all have played a part in my cricketing achievements. Manabendra Ghosh, my father figure like coach has been the pillar in the cricketing journey. If he had not been there then I would have not reached anywhere in the cricketing circle. Thank u Sir and wish u a speedy recovery, as your health is not keeping well,” he added.

Manoj Tiwary serves as the Minister of State for Youth and Sports Affairs, West Bengal

The last time Tiwary was seen in national colours was in 2015 on a tour of Zimbabwe. He was given another short run in 2011-12 when he scored 104* against West Indies, his highest score. Tiwary played 12 ODIs and three T20Is between 2008 to 2015. He was a part of the squad for the T20 World Cup 2012 but did not play a single game. But for Bengal, he had a much more flourishing career. The 37-year-old scored more than 9000 first-class runs at an average of a notch over 48. He registered 29 hundreds and 45 fifties along with the highest score of 303*.

In the Indian Premier League (IPL), Tiwary played for four franchises – Kolkata Knight Riders, Rising Pune Supergiant, Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils), and Punjab Kings (previously Kings XI Punjab). Currently, he serves as the Minister of State for Youth and Sports Affairs in the government of West Bengal.

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