Kedar Jadhav Announces Retirement In MS Dhoni-Style On Social Media
By CricShots - Jun 3, 2024 6:58 pm
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Indian cricketer Kedar Jadhav announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday, marking the end of an illustrious career. The 39-year-old made his announcement in a manner reminiscent of MS Dhoni, using the microblogging site X to share the news with his fans and followers.

Kedar Jadhav

“Thank you all for your love and support throughout my career. From 1500 hrs, consider me retired from all forms of cricket,” Jadhav posted at 3 PM on Monday.

Currently leading the Kolhapur Tuskers in the Maharashtra Premier League, which began in Pune on Sunday, Jadhav’s post did not clarify if his retirement includes this ongoing engagement. Having debuted on the international stage in 2014, Jadhav represented India in 73 ODIs and 9 T20Is, amassing 1,389 runs and 122 runs respectively. His last appearance in Indian colors was in 2020 against New Zealand in Auckland. He was also a part of the Indian squad during the 2019 World Cup in England.

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Jadhav’s domestic career is equally impressive. Playing for Maharashtra, he featured in 87 First-class matches, scoring 6,100 runs, which included 17 centuries and 23 fifties. His Indian Premier League (IPL) career spanned over a decade from 2010 to 2021, during which he played 93 matches, scoring 1,196 runs with four half-centuries.

Kedar Jadhav played for several franchises including Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. One of Jadhav’s most memorable moments came during an ODI against England in Pune in January 2017.

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In that match, he scored a blistering 120 off 76 balls, featuring 12 fours and four sixes, leading India to a thrilling three-wicket victory in a high-scoring chase. He forged a crucial partnership with Virat Kohli, adding 200 runs in just 147 balls for the fifth wicket after India was struggling at 63/4, chasing a target of 351. In addition to his batting prowess, Jadhav developed into a useful part-time bowler, using his unique slingy action to claim 27 wickets in ODIs. His contributions with both bat and ball have left an indelible mark on Indian cricket.