Jamshedpur: Saurabh Tiwary, who is playing for Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy, on Monday announced his retirement from professional cricket at the age of 34. The Ranji match between Jharkhand and Rajasthan starting from February 15 will be the last match of his career spanning over 17 years. Tiwari, who started playing cricket at the age of 11, went on to make his mark in the 2006–07 Ranji Trophy season.
He was a member of the Indian team that won the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. Two years later, he performed strongly for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. During this time, he hit 18 sixes, the most for the team, and three centuries for Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy, which helped him earn a call-up to India for the Asia Cup in June 2010.
However, he had to wait until October for his ODI debut, which came in the home series against Australia. He remained unbeaten in two of his three ODI matches and scored 49 runs. Tiwari found his true identity in the domestic circuit as opposed to international cricket and became a stalwart player for his state team.
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