After winning the Vijay Hazare Trophy beating Saurashtra in the finals at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi Karnataka pacer Sreenath Arvind decided to retire from first-class cricket. It has been an amazing journey for the left arm pacer. He made his first-class debut for Karnataka against Saurashtra in 2008.
Since his debut, he has played 56 First Class matches and took 186 wickets with 5 wicket haul twice only. Also, Arvind represented Karnataka in 2009 against Andhra Pradesh. He played 41 List A matches and taken 57 wickets. The left arm pacer also played 84 T20Is with 103 wickets at an average of 7.85.
Arvind has played only 1 T20I for team India in 2015 against South Africa at Dharamshala. In that match, Karnataka lad pacer went for 44 runs from 3.4 overs and took 1 wicket. He was a part of the team which won the Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup, and Vijay Hazare in two successive years. It happened in 2013-14 and 2014-15. He played key roles coming at number 10 scoring vital runs.
Arvind has also played for Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this year’s auction, Sreenath Arvind was unsold. He did not play many matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
“I didn”t want to block the progress of any talented player. I thought that this is the right time. I informed my teammates yesterday night about my decision. I want to thank the KSCA for giving me an opportunity to serve Karnataka cricket, my parents and the Almighty,” Aravind told to reporters at Delhi.
In today’s final match against Saurashtra, Arvind scored 13 runs and went for 42 runs without taking a wicket. Karnataka had a strong bowling unit including Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun and himself. It was a dominating performance by Karnataka in Vijay Hazare Trophy. Karnataka made 253, dismissed Saurashtra 212 winning the finals by 41 runs to win their 3rd Vijay Hazare Trophy in 5 years.