India’s 2007 T20 World Cup star bowler Joginder Sharma announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday, February 3. The 39-year-old took the hard task and bowled the famous final over in the final against Pakistan.
Interestingly, the finals was Joginder’s last appearance in national colours as he was left out of the international scheme of things after the tournament, Sharma, in his three-year-old career, played just eight matches across formats and registered five wickets.
Joginder, on Friday, posted a tweet where he shared the letter he sent to BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, announcing his retirement. In the letter, Sharma thanked the BCCI, Haryana Cricket Association, and Chennai Super Kings for their support throughout his career. Sharma also thanked his fans and revealed his plans.
“I am excited to announce I will be exploring new opportunities in the world of cricket and also continue to participate in the sport that I love and challenge myself in a new and different environment. I believe that this is the next step in my journey as a cricketer. I look forward to this chapter in my life,” revealed Sharma.
Here is the tweet by Joginder.
Notably, Sharma joined the Haryana police after the 2007 World Cup.