Batsman Tanmay Srivastava, who was a member of India’s Under-19 (2008) World Cup winning team, announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on Saturday. He also said that he has new dreams, which he has a great ambition to work on.
Tanmay was the tournament’s top-scorer with 262 runs in the Under-19 World Cup played in Malaysia in 2008. He contributed an important 43 runs in the final. The captain of this team was Virat Kohli.
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The 30-year-old left-hander announced his retirement via social media, but did not reveal his future plans. The Kanpur-born cricketer tweeted, ‘It’s time to say goodbye to my cricketing career. I did well in junior cricket, Ranji Trophy and Under-19 World Cup with memories and making friends, returning home (country) with the team cup.
Srivastava also thanked his coach, Uttar Pradesh cricket administrators, parents and wife for their continued support. He said, ‘I think I have made such memories related to cricket inside and outside the field that will be associated with me throughout my life. I have new dreams and have great ambitions for that. Now it’s time for the next chapter. ‘
He scored 4,918 runs in 90 first-class matches with the help of 10 centuries and 27 half-centuries. However, he could not make it to the senior Indian team. He led Uttarakhand after representing Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he represented Kings XI Punjab and former team Kochi Tuskers.