On Thursday, October 19, cricketer Shreevats Goswami, who was born in Kolkata, declared his retirement from first-class play. After fifteen years, the 34-year-old, who made his Bengal debut in 2008, called his quits.
The wicketkeeper-batter wrote an emotional message in which he thanked his family, colleagues, coaches, the BCCI, the CAB, and the CAB for their steadfast support during his career.
Goswami also said that in order to give back to the sport, he may work as a support staff member in his later years. On X, formerly known as Twitter, he posted:
“Announcing my retirement from first-class cricket. It has been an incredible journey on the cricket field, and it feels like the right time to call it off. It has been an honor and privilege to play this beautiful game for as long as I did, as well as represent various teams and IPL franchises,” Goswami said on X.
“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to my teammates, coaches, CAB, the BCCI, and everyone who supported me throughout my career. I am also grateful to my family, who have been a pillar of strength for me throughout my cricketing journey. Cricket has given me countless memories and lifelong friendships to cherish,” he continued.
In 61 FC games, Goswami amassed 3019 runs at an average of 32.46, including four tons and 17 half-centuries.
Goswami participated in the Indian Premier League from 2008 to 2021 for four different teams. He participated in matches for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Rajasthan Royals, the Kolkata Knight Riders, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.