Former India international and Bengal cricket veteran Manoj Tiwary has announced retirement from international cricket. Tiwary is also a West Bengal Legislative Assembly member and the Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports.
Manoj Tiwary last played for Team India in 2015 against Zimbabwe in an ODI series. Tiwary only scored 34 runs in three ODIs and was dropped from the team. Before that, Tiwary had a short run in the India squad during the 2011-12 season. In that period, Manoj Tiwary made his highest score of 104* against West Indies in Chennai, before being dropped.
Talking to Instagram, Tiwary wrote, “Goodbye to the game of cricket. This game has given me everything, I mean every single thing which I had never dreamt of, starting from the times when my life were challenged by different forms of difficulties. Will ever be grateful to this game and to the GOD, who has always been in my side throughout.”
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Despite having a short international career, Tiwary had a flourishing first-class career with West Bengal. Tiwary has scored 9,000 FC runs at an average of over 48 with 29 hundreds and 45 fifties and a highest score of 303*.
Manoj Tiwary also had a great IPL career and has played for Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, and Rising Pune Supergiants. He was also a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which won the IPL in the 2012 season.