August 14, 2022
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RP Singh announces his retirement from International cricket

RP Singh announces his retirement from International cricket
RP Singh (Twitter)

Former India fast bowler Rudra Pratap Singh has announced his retirement from the International cricket. The Raebarelli born 2007 T20 world cup star bid adieu to International cricket on the same day when he made his International debut against Zimbabwe 13 years ago.

RP Singh’s emotional post

“13 years ago today, on 4th September 2005 was the first time I donned the Indian jersey. It was the stepping-stone to what would become the most cherished moments of my life. Today, as I hang my boots and call it a day I wish to remember and give thanks to each and everyone who made this journey possible,” he wrote on his official twitter handle.

“For someone born in a small village, I never thought I would be able to say this – I have lived my dream. And for that I have nobody else to thank but you. My fans. For believing in me. for criticizing me and for hailing me but mainly for just being there for me. Thank you!”, he added.

RP Singh’s career

32-year-old left arm pacer first appeared for India U 19 in 2004 world cup where he managed to draw the attention of UP selectors who gave him a chance to play for the state in Ranji trophy. His good run of form in domestic cricket earned him a place in the Indian team in 2005. He featured in 14 tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20 for the country picking 40, 69 and 15 wickets respectively.

RP’s best performance came in 2007 T20 world cup where he picked 12 wickets in 6 matches which became a prominent reason of India’s triumph under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

He last played for India way back in 2011 at Cardiff against England.

Singh later went on to represent Gujarat in domestic cricket after he left Uttar Pradesh in 2015.

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