Every sportsperson eventually has to retire when they realize that they cannot perform at the same level as before. Although most of them do not come back, there are some players who come back to play cricket after retirement.
Today in this article we will tell about Cricketers who returned to cricket after retirement, let's know about all these players.
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First in the list comes the name of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi. He has announced retirement several times in the past and has come out of it and played again. Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from cricket in 2010. But he played in the 2011 World Cup. After getting defeated in the semi-finals of this World Cup, he again announced his retirement, but he returned to the cricket field again. Afridi finally retired from cricket completely in 2016.
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Captain Imran Khan, who made the Pakistan cricket team the champion in the 1992 World Cup, is also in the list of those who came out of retirement. He retired from cricket in 1987. Then at the behest of the then President Zia-ul-Haq, Imran Khan returned to the cricket field and did wonders.
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India's bowler Javagal Srinath had said goodbye to cricket in the year 2002 itself. But at the behest of Sourav Ganguly, he left his retirement and returned to the field. He emerged as the biggest match-winner for the Indian team in the 2003 World Cup. He won Team India many matches on his own and took Team India to the final of the World Cup, where they had to face defeat against Australia.
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The Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo initially announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018, but came out of it in 2020 and played in the T20I series against Ireland. He has also expressed his desire to play in the next edition of the T20 World Cup. Dwayne Bravo has a record of taking more than 500 wickets in world T20 cricket.
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England veteran all-rounder Moeen Ali has retired from Test cricket. He has joined the team for the five-Test Ashes series against Australia starting 16 June 2023 at Edgbaston. Moeen, 35, had announced his retirement from Test cricket after the tour of India in 2021. But she came back again when the team needed it.
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Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Shahid Afridi, and Javagal Srinath are many other cricketers who have played cricket again after retirement. read the whole blog