Former India medium pacer Joginder Sharma, who bowled the enduring match-winning last over within the 2007 World T20 summit conflict towards Pakistan, on February 3, 2023 introduced retirement type all types of cricket.
The 39-year-old represented India in 4 ODIs and as many T20s between 2004 and 2007, selecting 5 wickets. He performed home cricket for Haryana.
“My journey from 2002-2017 has been the most wonderful years of my life for it was an honour representing India at the highest level of sport,” he mentioned in a message posted on twitter.
“To all my team-mates, coaches, mentors and support staff: It has been an absolute privilege to have played with you all, and, I thank you all for helping turn my dream into reality.” Handed the ball by skipper MS Dhoni within the last over of the inaugural T20 World Cup last, the inexperienced Sharma bowled India to victory, scripting one of the iconic moments within the historical past of cricket.
Pakistan have been properly on target for a well-known win with Misbah-ul-Haq decreasing the equation to 6 runs off 4 balls. But the Pakistan batter mis-timed a scoop shot with Sreesanth finishing a easy catch at brief fine-leg to assist India carry the trophy.
However, the ultimate was Sharma’s final recreation for India.
He turned out for Chennai Super Kings within the IPL earlier than becoming a member of the police service the place he served because the deputy superintendent of police and was on the frontline in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sharma added that he shall be exploring new alternatives within the recreation.
“I am excited to announce that I will be exploring new opportunities in the world of cricket & the business side of it, where I will also continue to participate in the sport that I love and challenge myself in new and different environment.
“I consider that that is the subsequent step in my journey as a cricketer and I sit up for this new chapter in my life.” He most lately featured within the Legends Cricket League in September final 12 months.