Indian all-rounder Stuart Binny announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket on Monday (August 30). The 37 year old, who represented the Indian national team in 6 Tests, 14 ODIs and 3 T20s last played an ODI for India against Bangladesh back in 2014. He will be remembered as one of the best bowlers to have ever taken a six wicket haul with figures of 6/9 which is still an unbeaten record by any player till date.
I can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am. My coaches gave me the courage and passion that made my dreams come true, selectors believed in me when no one else did, friends are always there by your side supporting you unconditionally like family would do anything for their own kids who they love so much…
I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for these amazing people and things we’ve accomplished together because of them! There’s just not enough words or time in this world to show what a great person someone is but somehow someway our families manage to pull through making us feel loved everyday knowing nothing will ever change between us from now until eternity.
Binny, a veteran of domestic cricket and Karnataka player in the twilight years of his career switched from Karnataka to Nagaland. During 17 years as an active cricketer he scored 4796 runs at 34.25 average with 148 wickets under his belt while playing 95 first-class matches for various teams but mostly representing Karnataka State Cricket team during their consecutive Ranji Trophy victories (2013-14 & 2014-15).
He was integral member to this winning side since joining them late in 2013 after taking into consideration that it would be better if Binny played on instead retiring early due to age restrictions imposed by ICC which limit international players from competing beyond thirty five year old mark or two World Cup editions whichever is earlier even though selectors.