New Delhi: An uncapped Indian player, Ishwar Pandey, has announced retirement from the international and first class cricket after waiting for indefinite period to get a chance. Pandey made the announcement on social media and wrote everything related to his journey with Team India.
“Today the day has come and with a heavy heart, I have decided to retire from International and First class cricket. I began this incredible journey in 2007 and till date I have enjoyed every single moment spent on and off the field. Going back to my early days from how I started to see myself to reach where I am today is immensely
satisfying. I feel proud and blessed that I have achieved a bit in my life.”
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Coming from a very small town and to be the first one to make it to Indian cricket team from Rewa (MP) was always a dream and to achieve that will always be my biggest achievement. From getting up early in the morning, riding my cycle 20 kms every day in the morning and evening for my training, thinking about cricket 24/7 – it was a struggle which I will forever cherish,” he wrote on social media.
Never made debut for India
He was called for two test series, against England and New Zealand but never got the chance to make his debut. “It was an honour to be a part of the Indian team for the test series against England and New Zealand. Though I was not fortunate enough to play a garne for my country but still to be a part of Indian team will always be the most special memory of my life. I still feel bad that I couldn’t get a game to play for my country and i will always be known as a uncapped Indian cricket player,” he wrote.
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If Dhoni had given me a chance….Ishwar says THIS
Ishwar said that if Mahendra Singh Dhoni had shown some faith in him and given him a chance, his career would have been different. Because he was 23-24 years old, then his fitness was also great and he was playing well, just expected Dhoni to get a chance.
Career of Ishwar Pandey
Ishwar Pandey’s international cricket career was not much celebrated but he played domestic cricket brilliantly. He played a total of 75 first-class matches, taking 263 wickets at an average of 25.92. Pandey also played a total of 71 T20 matches in his career, during which he took 68 wickets. Playing a total of 25 matches in IPL, he took 18 wickets.