From Gautam Gambhir to Rahul Dravid: These Indian Cricketers Did Not Get A Chance To Play Farewell Game

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From Gautam Gambhir to Rahul Dravid: These Indian Cricketers Did Not Get A Chance To Play Farewell Game

Ace Indian cricketers comprising Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly got a special chance to play out an appropriate retirement series. But unhappily not all players were so blessed.

There are some biggies who never enjoyed a departure game in the real sense. Here’s the list –

  1.  Zaheer Khan

Arguably the most capable Indian fast bowler, Zaheer Khan was deadly during his prime. Khan played his final Test in opposition to New Zealand during Feb 2014 at Wellington, whilst he declared his retirement from Test cricket on 15th October 2015.

  1. Rahul Dravid

One of the well known cricketer stars of all time, Rahul was one of the top notch batsmen of his time. Rahul’s test record is exceptional. Dravid stature deserved a better farewell, but acknowledging Dravid, he doubtlessly wished to leave the way he did as he was never a guy who liked basking in splendor

  1. Virender Sehwag

Well known player Sehwag played his last Test in opposition to Australia during March 2013, at Hyderabad, whilst he announced his sequestration from all set-ups of cricket on his anniversary, 20th October, 2015.

“Had the selectors told me they were going to drop me, I could have requested them to allow me to play my last Test in Delhi (vs Australia in 2013) and then announce my retirement, but they did not give me that opportunity. A sort of sadness shall always remain in my mind that I was not allowed to retire while playing, but anyway, it’s all a part of life for a sportsman,” Sehwag said.

  1. Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, ex left-handed cricketer, boasts of a status of being pretty open when it comes to sharing his outlooks on diverse matters. He was a man of ethics and hard work, who did his job and moved on.

  1. VVS Laxman

Laxman’s concluding Test game was the similar as Dravid’s, in opposition to Australia at Adelaide during Jan 2012.

He declared his departure a few months afterward. It is a depressing piece of Indian test cricket’s record that two of its most commendable batsmen never got a farewell game.

Published by Neetu Panwar on 29 Apr 2019

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