Shahbaz Nadeem Bids Farewell To Cricket In India

One of the best spinners in domestic cricket, Shahbaz Nadeem, has retired from all forms of cricket in India. The veteran left-arm spinner played two test matches for India. 

The major reason for Nadeem’s retirement was that now he wants to explore his cricketing career by playing franchise cricket all around the world.

In his recent interaction, Nadeem said, “I was considering this decision for a long time, and now I have decided to retire from all three formats. I always feel that if you have some motivation [to play for India], then you always keep pushing yourself to perform well. However, now that I know that I may not get a chance with the Indian team, it is better that I give a chance to the young cricketers. I am also planning to play in T20 leagues around the world.”
Nadeem was one of the premium spinners that played for Jharkhand. Nadeem played 140 first-class matches for his state, picking up 542 wickets at an average of 28.73, including a five-wicket haul.

Nadeem played two test matches for Team India, one in 2019 in Ranchi against South Africa and another in 2021 in Chennai.

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Nadeem said, “I always keep emotions aside while taking decisions. I have been playing with the Jharkhand team for 20 years. Even though we have not been able to win the Ranji Trophy, we have made a strong team that knocks out the Ranji Trophy or other domestic tournaments every two to three years. As a result, no one takes the Jharkhand team lightly now. I feel it is time to pass this task on to the young players, and I am sure they will win in the future.” 

Nadeem was also part of the IPL. He played for teams like the Delhi Daredevils, Lucknow Super Giants, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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