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Kedar Jadhav Bids Farewell to Cricket

Kedar Jadhav Bids Farewell to Cricket

Kedar Jadhav announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Cricket fans worldwide said an emotional goodbye to one of India’s favorite cricketers, Kedar Jadhav, who announced his official retirement from all forms of the game. He leaves a legacy cherished by people in the world of cricket.

The 39-year-old all-rounder announced his arrival on the international scene in 2014 when he first wore the Indian jersey against Sri Lanka in Ranchi, India. After that, he became one of the integral parts of the Indian cricket machinery, displaying his batting and bowling prowess across the 73 ODIs and nine T20Is.

However, Jadhav’s story was about entering cricket’s hall of fame with his quintessential example of unconquerable will and ceaseless persistence. He hails from Maharashtra and came into the limelight through his terrific triple century in the Ranji Trophy in 2012. Consistent performances in domestic cricket made way for his international debut.

He is known for his explosive batting style and handy off-spin, making him generally the central figure in the Indian ODI setup who, more often than not, proves to be a difference-maker at the lower order. Indeed, his memorable century against Zimbabwe in 2015 showed his batting prowess and match-winning abilities.

Outside the country, Jadhav also displayed his brilliance in the glitzy extravaganza of the Indian Premier League. He has played for various franchises over the years, with unforgettable performances and his never-say-die attitude, be it for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, or Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Even as tributes poured in from fans and fellow cricketers, the retirement of Jadhav marked the end of an era of Indian cricket. His tales of contribution on and off the field have an impact that, by every means, turned out to be long-lasting, inspiring thousands of looming cricketers out there to dream big and chase goals ferociously.

In the eyes that reflected on a brilliant career, Jadhav thanked his fans and well-wishers for standing by him all through thick and thin. Indeed, as he leaves the game, a void will be felt and a legacy etched into folklore, with memories to be treasured for Kedar Jadhav. As we bid farewell to one of the game’s greats, we celebrate the gloriously stellar career of a true champion. He left no stone unturned and etched beautiful memories into the minds not only of his fans but also of cricket lovers in general.