New Delhi:

Another former Indian cricketer said goodbye to the game. Usually, batsmen do not retire at the age of 34, but lefty Saurabh Tiwary, who played 3 ODIs for Jharkhand and India, said goodbye to professional cricket on Monday. After this, Saurabh will play the last Ranji Trophy match of his career in Jamshedpur, which is starting from 15th February. It is expected that like his first class career, Saurabh will leave no stone unturned to make the last match also memorable. When it comes to first class cricket, Saurabh has scored more runs than Dhoni.

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Was a member of 'Virat World Cup winning team'

Saurabh Tiwari started playing cricket at the age of 11. And this lefty batsman started his Ranji career at a very young age. Virat Kohli may not have won any World Cup at the senior level in his life under captaincy, but under his captaincy, India won the Under-19 World Cup in 2008. And Saurabh was a member of the Indian team that won the World Cup in Malaysia. 

Career graph started climbing

His career graph went up from India Under-19. He was added by Mumbai Indians in the year 2018. And he scored 419 runs. In the same season, Team India got a call for the Asia Cup in June, but had to wait till October to play the first match. Saurabh played a total of three ODIs. He scored 49 runs and remained unbeaten twice.

Had a wonderful first class career

Unlike his international career, Saurabh's first class career was very brilliant. In his career of about 17 years, this lefty played 115 matches and scored a lot of runs for Jharkhand. Currently he has scored 8030 runs in 189 innings at an average of 47.51, with 22 centuries and 34 fifties. And these figures are enough to show that Saurabh deserved to play more matches for India. Perhaps not being able to keep the ball completely fit, losing weight, not being consistent in scoring big and not being able to do anything else other than batting went against him. 

There were a lot of ups and downs in IPL

While his first season in IPL was excellent, after that he had to face a lot of difficulties. After playing the final for Mumbai, RCB took him in the team in 2011, but in the next three years he did not get the same success as before. Saurabh's form kept declining. And the times became so bad that he could score only one half-century in 47 matches. He missed the 2014 edition due to a shoulder injury, was bought by Delhi Capitals in 2015 and joined Pune Super Giants in 2016.