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Former Indian All-Rounder Kedar Jadhav Announces Retirement

The cricketing world witnessed another veteran hanging up his boots as Kedar Jadhav, the 39-year-old former Indian all-rounder, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Jadhav’s decision comes shortly after former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik bid farewell to the game after his last outing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kedar Jadhav: A Versatile Cricketer

Kedar Jadhav, who donned the Indian jersey in the 2019 World Cup, last represented the national team in an One Day International (ODI) against New Zealand in Auckland on February 8, 2020. A product of Maharashtra’s domestic cricket, Jadhav made his international debut for India in an ODI against Sri Lanka in Ranchi, Jharkhand, in 2014.

Contributions to Indian Cricket

A middle-order batsman and an off-spin bowler, Kedar Jadhav showcased his skills in the ODI and T20 formats for India, although he never had the opportunity to represent the country in Test cricket. Throughout his international career, Jadhav amassed 1389 runs and claimed 27 wickets in the 73 ODIs he played for the Men in Blue. In the T20 format, he featured in nine matches, scoring 122 runs, including one half-century.

Domestic and IPL Exploits

Kedar Jadhav’s domestic career with Maharashtra was equally impressive, as he scored 6100 runs, including 17 centuries and 23 half-centuries, in 87 First-Class games. His contributions extended to the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he represented various franchises, including Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Across 93 IPL matches, Jadhav scored 1196 runs, with four half-centuries to his name.

A Successful Cricketing Journey

Kedar Jadhav’s retirement marks the end of a successful cricketing journey that spanned over a decade and a half. His versatility as an all-rounder and his ability to deliver crucial performances in crucial moments made him a valuable asset to any team he represented.

As the cricketing fraternity bids farewell to another stalwart, Kedar Jadhav’s contributions to Indian cricket will be remembered and cherished for years to come. His retirement serves as a reminder of the ever-evolving nature of the sport and the constant influx of new talent that keeps the cricketing world captivating and dynamic.

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