Former Indian international and Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary took to Instagram to announce his retirement from cricket.
Tiwary wore the Indian Blue proudly as he represented the nation in 12 ODIs and 3 T20Is before playing his last game for the country in July 2015 against Zimbabwe in Harare. He also led Bengal to the Ranji Trophy final in 2023, where he fell just short of attaining the ultimate glory.
In a long social media post, Manoj Tiwary said, “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 in 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 my all my coaches starting from my childhood till last year who all have played a part in my cricketing achievements.
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Despite his lack of chances for the national side, he was one of the regular performers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad that won the trophy in the 2012 edition under Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy.
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