From Moeen Ali to Ambati Rayudu, 6 cricketers who returned from retirement

Sometimes, a sports star suffers a career-altering injury, which gives them no other choice, but to retire from playing cricket as a professional.

Arjun Sharma Author

Updated - 10 Jun 2023 03:10 PM

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Every cricketer, after competing in the sport for years and decades as a professional, decides to hang up the boots. This phenomenon happens mostly when he or she can’t compete well enough at the highest level and contribute significantly to the team’s cause. Sometimes, a sports star suffers a career-altering injury, which gives them no other choice, but to retire from playing cricket as a professional.

But, then, there are some cricketers, who initially take the call to leave the sport, only to return back from retirement altogether. They change their mind, generally because of that itch to play cricket at the highest level once again. In this featured article, SportsTiger takes a look back at six cricketers who returned back from retirement.

Moeen Ali: Moeen Ali announced his retirement from the Test format for the England cricket team in 2021 at the height of COVID-19. But after two years, he has made a return to play the Ashes series against Australia, starting from June 16 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The change of mind from Moeen Ali happened just after Jack Leach, the left-arm orthodox spinner for England, suffered a back injury that ruled him out of the Ashes series altogether.

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From Moeen Ali to Ambati Rayudu, 6 cricketers who returned from retirement

Sometimes, a sports star suffers a career-altering injury, which gives them no other choice, but to retire from playing cricket as a professional.

Arjun Sharma Author

Updated - 10 Jun 2023 03:10 PM

moeen ali imran khan rayudu pietersen bravo afridi sportstiger

Credit: Twitter

Every cricketer, after competing in the sport for years and decades as a professional, decides to hang up the boots. This phenomenon happens mostly when he or she can’t compete well enough at the highest level and contribute significantly to the team’s cause. Sometimes, a sports star suffers a career-altering injury, which gives them no other choice, but to retire from playing cricket as a professional.

But, then, there are some cricketers, who initially take the call to leave the sport, only to return back from retirement altogether. They change their mind, generally because of that itch to play cricket at the highest level once again. In this featured article, SportsTiger takes a look back at six cricketers who returned back from retirement.

Moeen Ali: Moeen Ali announced his retirement from the Test format for the England cricket team in 2021 at the height of COVID-19. But after two years, he has made a return to play the Ashes series against Australia, starting from June 16 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The change of mind from Moeen Ali happened just after Jack Leach, the left-arm orthodox spinner for England, suffered a back injury that ruled him out of the Ashes series altogether.

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