Thursday , April 18 2024

Manoj Tiwari will say goodbye to the world of cricket, will play his last match on home ground

Former Indian and Bengal cricketer Manoj Tiwari has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Bihar. Tiwary, who debuted for Bengal in 2004, scored nearly 10,000 first-class runs at an average of 48.56, scoring 29 centuries and 45 fifties. He has scored 5581 runs in 169 List A matches at an average of 42.28.

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Manoj Tiwari said in a social media post, “Hello everyone, so… now it is time for one last innings. Thank you for encouraging and loving me for so many years. I would love if you all come to my favorite Eden Garden tomorrow and the day after to cheer for Bengal. Yours faithful servant of cricket, Manoj Tiwari.

Debuted in 2008

After making his debut for India in an ODI against Australia in 2008, Tiwary had to wait for three years before getting some opportunities in 2011 and 2012. He scored the only century of his 12-match ODI career against West Indies in Chennai in December 2011. In 2014, he was once again dropped for the ODI match in Bangladesh and had to deal with several injuries. He played his last series in Zimbabwe in July the same year.

Manoj Tiwari has also played IPL

Tiwary played for Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) and Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL. Manoj Tiwary's journey in Indian cricket has been full of ups and downs, including unfortunate failures as well as moments of promise. Hailing from Bengal, Tiwary's early exploits in domestic cricket attracted attention, particularly his stellar performances in the 2006–07 Ranji Trophy, where he scored 796 runs at an average of 99.50 and broke several records.

Debut delayed due to injury

His debut for India was long awaited, but fate had other plans. In a cruel twist of fate, Tiwary suffered a serious shoulder injury during fielding practice on the eve of his first match against Bangladesh in Mirpur. His international debut was delayed due to failure, and when the opportunity finally came against Australia in early 2008, the jetlag and challenges proved difficult for players like Brett Lee to overcome.

struggles due to injury

Despite sporadic opportunities over the years, including a maiden ODI century against the West Indies in 2011, Tiwary has found himself struggling with inconsistency and injury problems. Mysterious benching and long spells on the sidelines added to his frustration, as he struggled to secure a permanent place in the national team.

However, Tiwary's resilience shone through as he continued to fight for his place in the team and took advantage of every opportunity, including being included in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 squad. However, injuries continued to bother him. Tiwary's return after an eight-month absence until the 2013–14 Vijay Hazare Trophy showed his determination to overcome adversity.