Before the Test series from India, the England cricketer announced his retirement, career lasted for 22 years

Before the Test series from India, the England cricketer announced his retirement, career lasted for 22 years

Ahead of the Test series against India, a senior England player has announced his retirement. This player played two Tests and 20 ODIs for England. The name of this cricketer is Ricky Clarke. He says that he will say goodbye to cricket after the 2021 season. Ricky Clark, 39, played two Tests against Bangladesh in 2003. While in the England team for three years, he played 20 ODIs. But he was out of the team before the age of 25 and could never return again. He was called to the England team at the age of 21. Then in his international career, he made a splash by taking a wicket on the very first ball. But after that the career slowed down. He scored 96 runs in two Tests with the help of a half-century and took four wickets. At the same time, along with scoring 144 runs in 20 ODIs, he took 11 wickets.

Ricky Clarke was very successful in domestic cricket. He won county championships for Surrey in 2002 and 2019 and Warwickshire in 2012. Apart from this, won the Pro40 and T20 Cup for Surrey, T20 Blast for Warwickshire and the Royal London Cup. Played for a short time as captain of Derbyshire in 2008. In domestic cricket, he scored a total of 17,750 runs in First Class, List A and T20. Also took 795 wickets with his media pace bowling. His condition in fielding was also excellent. He took 587 catches. He is currently with the Surrey team and will play the Royal London Cup and County Championship till the end of this season.

What did Clarke say while announcing his retirement?

Announcing his retirement, he said, 'When I started playing cricket in the year 2000, I did not think that my career would be like this. Making his Test and ODI debut in 2003 will remain the highlight of his career. No one can take away the opportunity to play 22 times for my country and I am very proud of the memories associated with it. I could have played more than that but it didn't happen. I have played with and against some amazing cricketers in 22 seasons. Some of these have become my lifelong friends. I am lucky to be a part of successful teams and have been with all the domestic trophies winning teams.


IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant told his secret before the England series, due to these reasons, made a splash throughout the year

IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant told his secret before the England series, due to these reasons, made a splash throughout the year

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is glad that he has seen ups and downs in his short international career so far which has helped him shine as a player as he learned from his mistakes. Pant, who recently recovered from Kovid-19, is ready to play his 22nd Test match for India at the same ground (Trentbridge) on which he made his first impression in Test matches by hitting a long six in 2018. Pant told 'BCCI.TV' on Saturday, 'It has been a wonderful journey because at the very beginning of my career I saw many ups and downs. As a cricketer, you grow, learn from your mistakes, improve yourself and come back and perform well. I am glad that I learned from my mistakes and took advantage of whatever opportunity I got after that. I'm happy.'

Pant said that he tries to learn from all the top cricketers to become a better player. He said, 'I talk to Rohit bhai a lot like about the game what we did in the last match and what we can do in the next matches. What can I add to my game? I also take technical knowledge from Virat bhai. Especially about the back and forth game of the wicket playing England. He wants to learn from everyone to become a better player. They said,

I also talk to Ravi bhai (Shastri) a lot because he has played a lot of cricket around the world. When Ash bhai (Ashwin) is bowling, he knows what the intentions of the batsman are. So as a batsman I can talk to the bowler about what he is thinking. As a player, I want to learn from everyone.

Pant is scoring runs at an average of over 43 in Tests

Rishabh Pant has scored more than 1400 runs in Test career so far with an average of over 43. He has scored three centuries in Tests and has taken 83 wickets behind the wicket. Earlier this year, he single-handedly led India to victory on the tour of Australia. Then in the home Test series against England too, this young player had a tremendous performance. Regarding this, he said, 'I think as a cricketer, I have changed in the last one year because even if your process is right, the results do not come in favor but but you have to trust the process and do it again and again. have to stay. I had faith in my process and now I am getting results.