Former India fast bowler R Vinay Kumar announced retirement from first-class and international cricket

Former India fast bowler R Vinay Kumar announced retirement from first-class and international cricket



Former Karnataka captain completed with 504 first-class wickets, together with a report of 442 within the Ranji Trophy

R Vinay Kumar, the former India seamer, has introduced his retirement from first-class and international cricket, bringing the curtain down on a first-class profession that spanned 16 years and made him a home large. He performed most of these years for Karnataka, earlier than retiring after a season with new entrants Puducherry.

R Vinay Kumar

Vinay completed with 504 first-class wickets in 139 matches, 442 of them within the Ranji Trophy – probably the most amongst quick bowlers and fourth-highest general, after Rajinder Goel (637), S Venkataraghavan (530) and his former Karnataka captain Sunil Joshi (479). Recognized for hitting the seam and getting helpful motion even on docile surfaces, Vinay earned a Test cap on the tour of Australia in 2011-12 when he was handed a debut in Perth. That, nonetheless, remained his solely Test look. He additionally featured in 31 ODIs and 9 T20Is, choosing up 38 and ten wickets respectively.

Vinay’s greatest years got here after his transient India profession got here to a halt when he captained Karnataka to an unprecedented double-treble – of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup – from 2013 to 2015. He mixed with Abhimanyu Mithun, S Aravind, HS Sharath and Ronit Extra to kinda potent bowling mixture.

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Successful Ranji Trophy back-to-back was the proudest second in my profession,” Vinay had informed cricrp forward of his 100th Ranji look. He completed with 115 Ranji matches in all. “After we received Ranji Trophy in 2013-14, it was after 14 years the state received. We reached the ultimate in 2009-10 however narrowly lost, and Mumbai received by simply six runs.

“After that, we saved coming to the quarter-finals and semis, however sadly we couldn’t win till 2013-14. So successful the trophy was probably the most memorable second for me. We additionally received the Irani Trophy and the Vijay Hazare and repeating it subsequent 12 months was the icing on the cake.”

Within the IPL, Vinay was picked in 2008 by the Royal Challengers Bangalore and made a mark the next season when he picked up 16 wickets throughout the staff‘s runners-up end. Later, he was a part of title-winning groups on the Kolkata Knight Riders (2014) and the Mumbai Indians (2015 and 2017). He additionally represented a fourth facet – Kochi Tuskers – in 2011.

Over the past two years, Vinay has made a mark in regional cricket commentary, having been a part of panels in Kannada for the 2019 World Cup and IPL 2020. He hoped to stay in contact and “give again to the sport“, one thing he signed off inside a press assertion that he tweeted out.


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