Allrounder Rajat Bhatia declares retirement


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Seasoned allrounder Rajat Bhatia introduced his retirement from all types of cricket on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old Bhatia, who began his First Class profession with Tamil Nadu 21 seasons in the past, turned out for Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand in home cricket. In the Indian Premier League, he was a part of the title-winning Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012, apart from taking part in for Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiants.

For the document, Bhatia performed 112 First Class video games, aggregated 6,482 runs (common 49.10) and scalped 137 wickets.

In List-A matches, Bhatia scored 3,038 runs at 41.05 and took 93 wickets.

T20 document

For somebody who performed within the IPL for a decade, Bhatia’s document in T20 was 146 matches, 1,251 runs and 111 wickets.

Part of the Delhi squad which gained the Ranji Trophy within the 2007-2008 season, when he hit 139 within the last in opposition to Uttar Pradesh, Bhatia was tipped as ‘India prospect’ by legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi even earlier than he moved to Delhi from Tamil Nadu, practically 20 years in the past.

Well revered

However, even after the retirement of Robin Singh, Bhatia couldn’t break into the large league. His immense contribution to Delhi cricket made him one of many most-respected names in home cricket.

With Mithun Manhas, one other skilled teammate, Bhatia stitched many late-order partnerships and helped Delhi come out stronger. Bhatia’s medium-pace bowling typically proved a partnership-breaker. In the IPL, his selection made him a troublesome bowler to hit.

Announcing his retirement, Bhatia mentioned in a press release, “I will continue to play tournaments for my company, Air India, from where I learned so much and secured my future. I look forward to the next phase of my journey, as a trainer, and I am committed to giving back to cricket, which has given me so much, in the best possible way.”

Bhatia, armed with a certificates in biomechanics and ache administration from the US, is anticipated to don a brand new function quickly.

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