India left-arm seamer and 2007 World T20 winner RP Singh announces retirement

RP Singh played a crucial role in India's 2007 World T20 win

Sudhir Gupta 2018/09/04

Former India left-arm fast bowler RP Singh on Tuesday announced his retirement from cricket. The 32-year-old announced his decision on Twitter.

“13 years ago today, on 4th September 2005 was the first time I donned the Indian jersey. It was the stepping-stone to what would become the most cherished moments of my life,” Singh wrote a statement he posted on Twitter.

“Today as I hang my boots and call it a day, I wish to remember and give thanks to each and everyone who made this journey possible.

“For someone born in a small village, I never thought I would be able to say this – I have lived my dream. And for that I have nobody else to thank but you. My fans. For believing in me, for criticising me and for hailing me but mainly for just being there for me. Thank you,” Singh said.

Singh formed a formidable pace pairing with fellow left-armer Zaheer Khan in the late 2000s. He was one of the star performers for India in their victorious 2007 World T20 campaign. He also played a critical role in the 2007 Test series triumph in England and in India’s Test win over Australia in the acrimonious 2008 Perth Test.

In all, Singh picked up 40 Test wickets from 14 matches, 69 scalps from 58 ODIs and 15 wickets from 10 T20s.

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