The year 2020 was one of the dreadful years of all cricket fans, first being the world wide lockdown being put into place due to the Novel coronavirus disease and then with very little cricket being played throughout 2020, it was one of those not so happy years for cricket fans.
In the same year, we also witnessed the likes of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Elton Chigumbura and Parthiv Patel announce retirement from the game.
As we edge into 2021, there are a few Indian players who’re likely to announce retirement this year. While some will be retiring as they’re nearing the 40s whereas some will retire in order to play in foreign leagues all around the World.
Today, we take a look at five such players who’re likely to announce retirement in 2021:
1. Amit Mishra
The leg spinner from Haryana has been around in the Indian system for the last 20 years. Amit Mishra won the man of the match and the man of the series award in his last appearance for the Indian side. But due to the presence of Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja in the side, Mishra didn’t always get the nod ahead especially in the test format.
It’s unfortunate that Amit Mishra featured in far fewer matches for the Indian side than he should have. Though he continues playing for his stateside in the domestic competitions and recently represented the Delhi Capitals side in the 2020 IPL where he scalped 3 wickets in 3 matches at an impressive economy of 7.20 before getting ruled out due to an injury.
It is fairly likely that Mishra might just call it a day in order to feature in foreign T20 leagues just like Pravin Tambe.