Veteran Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwary has reportedly decided to reverse his retirement decision and continue playing for Bengal in the domestic cricket circuit. Tiwary, who announced his retirement from all forms of the game just last week, is set to return to the field and extend his cricketing journey.
Throughout his nearly two-decade-long career, Manoj Tiwary has been a consistent and integral part of the Bengal cricket team. He debuted for Bengal in the first-class format in 2004 and quickly became a key player. His dedication and contributions have earned him a special place in Bengal’s cricket history.
Tiwary’s recent appearance for Bengal was in February of this year when he led the team in the final of the Ranji Trophy against Saurashtra. His leadership and experience played a vital role in guiding Bengal to the final, showcasing his continued commitment to the team’s success.
Last week, Tiwary surprised the cricketing world by announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket. He shared a heartfelt picture on Twitter, depicting him kissing his helmet after scoring a century for Team India. However, in a sudden turn of events, reports suggest that he has decided to withdraw his retirement and continue representing Bengal on the field.
Manoj Tiwary’s impressive domestic career includes scoring 9908 runs in first-class cricket, including 29 centuries and 45 fifties. In List A cricket, he has accumulated 5581 runs with 6 centuries and 40 fifties. Despite a relatively short international career, Tiwary represented India in 12 ODIs and 3 T20Is, amassing 302 runs and 5 wickets with the ball.
Apart from his cricketing achievements, Manoj Tiwary ventured into politics by joining the All India Trinamool Congress party a few years ago. He transitioned into a new role as a Member of the Legislative Assembly after winning his first election. The ruling party subsequently appointed him as the Minister of State for Affairs of Sports and Youth.