The year 2020 has been the most dreadful year for all sporting fans all over the World. From the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the entire world to lockdown being imposed in majority parts of the World, this year has truly been an exuberant rollercoaster ride for all of us.
For sporting fans, its kind of been the other of things are we saw major tours being cancelled, some being postponed whereas tournaments like the IPL were shifted outside the host nation into a bio bubble atmosphere in UAE for the successful completion of the cash-rich league.
But in between all the scale of events that took place in the cricketing world, there were a few players that bid adieu to international cricket. Some retired as their age-restricted them to do so whereas some retired at an early age in order to play in foreign leagues all around the World.
Today we take a look at five such players who adieu to International cricket in the highly uncertain year of 2020:
1. Irfan Pathan
The all-rounder from Baroda finally called time on his career on January 4, 2020, in a viewpoint of playing in foreign T20 Leagues around the world. Irfan’s recent participation in a foreign league came in the recently concluded Lanka Premier League (LPL) which took place in the island nation of Sri Lanka where he represented the Kandy Tuskers franchise.
The 2007 World T20 winner represented India in 29 Tests, 120 ODIs, and 24 T20Is wherein he picked up 301 wickets across all formats. He’s infamously remembered for the hat-trick he picked up in a test match against Pakistan in 2006 where he bagged the wickets of Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammed Yousuf.