Stuart Binny Retirement: The Indian all-rounder Stuart Binny has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He has represented India in six tests, 14 ODIs & 3 T20Is & has last played international cricket in 2016. His gleaming record of 6 for 9 against Bangaldesh in 2014 remains the best by an Indian bowler in the ODIs.
“It has given me tremendous joy and pride to have represented my country at the highest international level,” Binny said in a statement on Monday (August 30).
“I’m grateful to the coaches who encouraged me, to the selectors who put their faith in me. To the friends who shared my cricketing journey with overwhelming pride, to the colleagues who put their hearts out on the battlefield with me. To my captains who entrusted me. None of this would have been possible had it not been for my family, I stepped out on the field every day thinking about them.”
“I would like to acknowledge the huge role that BCCI has played in my journey. Their support and faith over the years have been invaluable. My cricketing journey would not even have started had it not been for Karnataka and their support. It has been an honor to captain and wins trophies with my state. I would also like to thank the IPL teams who have enriched my career.”
He also said, “The game of cricket runs through my blood & I will always look to give it back to the game that has given me everything. I thank you for your continued support in my next innings”.
Stuart Binny Retirement: Stuart Binny’s Career Achievements:
A renowned name in domestic cricket, the medium-pace bowling all-rounder had switched from his hometown of Karnataka to Nagaland at the peak of his career. Over a period of 17 years, Binny played 95 first-class matches, scoring 4796 runs at an average of 34.25, apart from picking 148 wickets. He was an integral member of the Karnataka side during their successive Ranji Trophy victories in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Stuart has been featured in 100 list A matches & 15 T20Is. He has played 95 matches in the Indian Premier League & has been featured for Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals & Royal Challengers Bangalore franchises.
Stuart Binny was selected for the Indian ODI team for their New Zealand tour in 2014. On June 17, he scalped six wickets by conceding just four runs overtaking Anil Kumble to have the best bowling record for an Indian bowler. He made his T20I debut for India against Zimbabwe in the year 2015. A Level 2 coach with the National Cricket Academy, Binny has now shifted focus to cricket coaching.
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