India’s WC winner Joginder Singh announces retirement from cricket
Haryana, February 3: India's 2007 T20 World Cup winner Joginder Sharma announced his retirement from all forms of international and domestic cricket on Friday.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a letter which stated that the cricketer turned police officer expressed his gratitude to the board, Haryana Cricket Association, Chennai Super Kings and the Haryana Government for the opportunities provided to him.
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Meanwhile, Joginder Singh also issued the statement in which he wrote "Today, with immense gratitude & humility, I announce my retirement from all forms of international & domestic cricket. My journey from 2002-2017 has been the most wonderful years of my life, for it was an honour to represent India at the highest level of the sport. I am grateful for the opportunities given to me by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Haryana Cricket Association, Chennai Super Kings and the Haryana Government."
Joginder Singh also shared cute and heartfelt message for his fans, coaches and teammates.
He stated, "To all my teammates, coaches, mentors and support staff; It has been an absolute privilege to have played with you all, and, I thank you all for helping tum my dream into reality. To all cricket fans that have supported me through the ups & downs of international sport, I will forever cherish the moments I spent with you all and your support has always be a source of motivation for me."
Joginder Singh made total of four appearances in both T20Is and ODIs.
Joginder Sharma has only appeared in 16 games in the Indian Premier League. He played for the Chennai Super Kings, for whom he scored 36 runs and claimed 12 wickets. His economy rate of 9.82 did not help him keep his spot on the team, as he went unsold in 2016 and 2017.
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Notably, Joginder Singh is currently posted in the Haryana Police as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).