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In a big update, T20 World Cup winner Joginder Sharma has announced retirement from all formats of the game. The 39-year-old took to Twitter to announce his decision to call off his time in cricket on Friday (February 3).

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“Announced retirement from cricket. Thanks to each n everyone for ur spot and love @bcci @icc @haryana cricket Association”, he wrote on Twitter while sharing an image of the letter.

“Today, with immense gratitude & humidity, 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 representing India at the highest level of sport,” he wrote in the letter while also extending his gratitude towards BCCI, Haryana Cricket Association and other bodies he has represented in the sport.

The Indian pacer played a crucial role in Team India’s inaugural ICC T20 World Cup win. Sharma gained the limelight for his last over heroics when he was given the task to bowl the final over while defending 13 runs in Johannesburg. With Pakistan’s last pair of Misbah-up-Hal and Mohammed Asif in the middle, the now retired cricketer played a key role with his disciplined bowling.


It is to be noted that Joginder Sharma currently serves as Deputy Superintendent in Haryana Police.  

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