Stuart Binny announces retirement from professional cricket
Stuart Binny is an Indian all-rounder who represented the side across formats. He announced his retirement from professional cricket on Monday, having played his last international game in 2016.
Indian all-rounder Stuart Binny has announced his retirement from professional cricket. Aged 37, he represented India across formats, having also been a part of the squad during the ICC World Cup 2015 and played his last game for India in 2016.
Announcing his retirement, Binny said in a statement shared by Deccan Herald, "It has given me tremendous joy to have represented my country at the highest international level. I would like to acknowledge the huge role the BCCI has played in my cricketing journey. Their support and faith over the years have been invaluable. My cricketing journey would not even have started had it not been for Karnataka state and their support. It has been an honour to captain and win trophies with my state."
"I would also like to thank all the IPL teams that have enriched my career. A decade to cherish with Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Thank you to the members of the media who have covered my journey from the inception and highlighted my achievements," he added.
"I am grateful to the coaches who encouraged me, to the selectors who put their faith in me. To my captains who entrusted me, none of this would have been possible without my family. I stepped out on the field every day, thinking of them. Cricket runs through my blood, and I will always look to give back to the game that has given me everything. I thank you all for your continued support in my next innings," he concluded.
Although Binny had a decent career in the domestic circuit, his ultimate recognition arrived in Indian colours. He was first selected during the 2014 tour of Bangladesh, as he scripted the best ODI bowling figures by an India (6/4) in the second ODI.
During the England tour in 2014, he was also selected when he made his debut in the first Test, scoring an applaudable 78. Although he was a regular in the India squad, his opportunities were limited. While he did not play a game during the 2015 CWC, in his last match for India, a Twenty20 International against Windies in Florida, he conceded 32 runs in an over.
His final IPL stint was in 2017, with RCB. He had an average career in the tournament, scoring 48 runs in 68 innings and claiming 22 wickets in 63 innings.
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