There are no specific standards for how a cricketer should be farewell to international cricket, but one thing can be clearly said that whenever a cricketer is a farewell, there should be a thunder of applause. In particular, the sportspersons' farewell who have made their contribution to the country should be memorable. However, if someone has a farewell match, nobody. The same has happened to Mahendra Singh Dhaani, the most successful Indian team captain, who has gone away from international cricket without having played a farewell match. However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, not only the Indian team, has 10 more great players who have gone away from international cricket without having played farewell matches. These include the names of veterans like Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, and former captain Rahul Dravid. Today, we will talk about those who have been away from cricket without having played farewell matches in this article.
No one had thought that the semifinal match of the World Cup 1987 would be his last match with former Indian team captain and veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar. In the semifinals of the World Cup 1987, India lost to England, and Gavaskar never appeared in international cricket.
This has also happened to Mohammad Azharuddin, who captained the Indian team for a long time. Not only for India at one time, but the highest match in the world, the highest and the highest captain, he was the only player to play the match, but his career ended amid the allegation of match-fixing.
The list of great players also includes the name of former captain Rahul Dravid, as he had to decide the same time as retirement, and he did not get the opportunity to play the farewell match. As captain and especially in Test cricket, Dravid, who scored thousands of runs for India, yearned for the farewell match.
For the first time for the Indian team, a player had a triple century in Test cricket, he was Virender Sehwag. Later, he had another triple century, while he missed the third triple century. In ODI cricket, he made a double century after Sachin, but Veeru also did not get the chance to play a farewell match.
VSS Laxman was called the Very-Very Special, as he stood firmly on the field in Test cricket and had won the country in all matches. However, VVS also did not get to play the farewell match. He announced his renunciation at a press conference and never landed in cricket.
In the Indian team's journey to the final of the World Cup for the year 2003 and then in the world winning team of the World Cup for the year 2011, Pacer Zaheer Khan contributed immensely. Many players were called Zaheer, Sachin Tendulkar of the Indian bowling unit, but Zaheer also did not get to play the Indian team's farewell match.
Either it the 2007 T20 World Cup final or the 2011 World Cup final. Gautam Gambhir was the only part of the Indian batting unit, who scored precious runs for the World Cup-winning team both times. However, he did not get the Man of the Match title in both the matches and also retired without a farewell match.
The credit for winning the World Cup 2011 goes to the highest all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. Yuvi performed brilliantly not only on the bat but also from the ball throughout the tournament. In addition to a century, Yuvi had a series of half-centuries in the World Cup and won the player of the tournament, while in the T20 World Cup of 2007, 6 sixes were also hit by the Yuvraj in one over, but he had played a farewell match without a farewell match.
The Indian team's all-rounder Irfan Pathan was once called the most talented all-rounder but was ousted after a poor performance in some matches. However, he was the Man of the Match in the last match, but he was neglected continuously. He made a distance from international cricket without a farewell match.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni... The name is enough. No matter how much is written about them, how much is said, it will be less, because they have been great batsmen as well as great batsmen, great wicketkeepers and great finishers. Nevertheless, Dhoni has been left out of international cricket without a farewell match.
After MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina has also said goodbye to international cricket without playing a farewell match. No one expected Raina to retire after Dhoni's retirement, as he claimed to play 2-3 years in an interview recently, but suddenly he took retirement from international cricket.
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