Pankaj Singh retires from all forms of cricket

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India pacer Pankaj Singh calls time on cricketing career by announcing retirement from all forms of the game
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Pacer Pankaj Singh, who contributed to Rajasthan’s two Ranji Trophy triumphs announced his retirement on Saturday. He also played for India for a short period of time.

The 36-year-old now runs a cricket academy at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. However, he made the announcement through a letter to the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).

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Singh’s maiden ODI appearance came against Sri Lanka in a tri-series in Zimbabwe in 2010. While his two-Test outings came against England in 2014 where he took two wickets.

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“Playing for RCA, IPL and CAP (Cricket Association of Pondicherry) have been a tremendous honour for me. I have been part of RCA for close to 15 years and reached many milestones and gained incredible experience under the roof of RCA”.

“The journey with RCA has always been memorable and will always remain first priority for me.”

Pankaj Singh said this in his letter

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In 117 First-Class matches, Singh took 472 wickets, including 28 five-wicket hauls. He also has 118 List A scalps to his name from 79 games

In 57 T20 matches, he took 43 wickets. He played a key part in Rajasthan’s triumph in the Ranji Trophy title in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

“It is not an easy decision to make, however, there comes a time in every sportsperson’s life where one has to call it a day. With a heavy heart and mixed emotions I officially announce my retirement from all forms of cricket,” he further added in his letter.

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