Manoj Tiwary, the renowned Indian cricketer, made a heartfelt announcement on Thursday, bidding farewell to all forms of cricket. He shared this news through his Instagram account, expressing gratitude for everything the sport has given him.
In his emotional Instagram post, Tiwary wrote,
“Farewell to the game of cricket that has bestowed upon me everything. From the time when my life was filled with challenges, this sport has been my guiding light. I will forever remain grateful to cricket and the almighty for always standing by my side.”
The 37-year-old cricketer extended his thanks to all the people who played significant roles in his cricketing journey. He mentioned his coaches from childhood to the final stage, especially praising Manabendra Ghosh, who was like a fatherly figure and the pillar of his cricketing career. Tiwary also expressed concern for MS Dhoni’s health, wishing him a speedy recovery.
He didn’t forget to acknowledge the unwavering support of his parents and his wife, Sushmita Roy, who stood by him throughout his life. Their constant encouragement and belief in his cricketing talent played a vital role in shaping his career.
Tiwary expressed his gratitude to his teammates, the Bengal Cricket Association, and all those who played a part in his cricketing journey. He thanked the fans and supporters who have always been there for him.
Tiwary’s cricket career –
Manoj Tiwary’s international debut was under MS Dhoni’s captaincy in 2008. During his international career, he represented India in 12 ODIs and three T20I matches. As a right-handed batsman, he scored 287 runs, including one century and one half-century, in ODIs. Additionally, as a leg-spinner, he took five wickets in ODIs. However, in T20 internationals, he managed to score only 15 runs.
Playing for Bengal in first-class cricket, Tiwary had an illustrious career with 9908 runs in 141 matches, including 29 centuries and 45 half-centuries, and he also contributed with the ball, taking 32 wickets.
In List A matches, he scored 5581 runs in 169 games, with six centuries and 40 half-centuries, while also picking up 63 wickets. In T20I cricket, he notched up 3436 runs with 15 half-centuries and claimed 34 wickets in 183 matches.