Sports Desk – The most successful captain of the Indian team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni -MSD, recently retired from international cricket. Not only Dhoni but 10 other legends cricketers of the Indian team, who have gone away from international cricket without playing a farewell match. Today we will talk about those who have been away from cricket without playing a farewell match.
1. Sunil Gavaskar
Former India captain and veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar did not get a chance to play a farewell match. India lost to England in the semifinal of the World Cup 1987 and Gavaskar never appeared in international cricket after that.
2. Mohammad azharuddin
The same has happened with Mohammad Azharuddin, who captained the Indian team for a long time. At one time, he was the only player to play not only for India, but as the most captain in the world, but his career came to an end amid allegations of match fixing.
3. Rahul Dravid
Former captain Rahul Dravid, one of the world’s greatest players, also did not get a chance to play a farewell match. Dravid, who scored over 10,000 runs in ODIs and Test cricket, was left wanting for the farewell match.
Virender Sehwag, who scored a triple century in Test cricket for the first time for the Indian team, also did not get a farewell match.
5. VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman was called Very-Very Special, as he stood firmly on the field in Test cricket. However, VVS also did not get to play the farewell match. He announced his retirement at a press conference and he never went out to play cricket.
6. Zaheer Khan
Zaheer, one of the successful bowlers of the Indian team, also did not get to play the farewell match for the Indian team.
7. Gautam Gambhir
Be it the 2007 T20 World Cup final or the 2011 World Cup final. Gautam Gambhir was the only part of the Indian batting unit who scored both runs for the World Cup winning team both times. However, he did not get the Man of the Match title in both the matches, while he also retired without a farewell match.
8. Yuvraj Singh
The credit for winning the World Cup 2011 goes to Yuvraj Singh the most all-rounder. Yuvi performed brilliantly throughout the tournament not only with the bat but also with the ball. He was given the Player of the Tournament title for his superb batting, while Yuvraj was also hit by six sixes in an over in the 2007 T20 World Cup, but retired without playing a farewell match.
9. Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan, an all-rounder of the Indian team, was once called the most talented all-rounder, but was dropped after a poor performance in some matches. Although he was the man of the match in the last match, he was consistently ignored. In such a situation, he made a distance from international cricket without playing a farewell match.
10. MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni … the name is enough. No matter how much is written about him, no matter how much is said, he will be a great captain as well as a great batsman, a great wicketkeeper and a great finisher. Despite this, Dhoni is away from international cricket without playing a farewell match.
11. Suresh Raina
After MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina has also said goodbye to international cricket without playing a farewell match. After Dhoni retired, no one expected Raina to retire.