Munaf Patel, a fast bowler, declared on Saturday that he was quitting all forms of cricket due to advancing age and deteriorating physical condition. In September 2011, Munaf last appeared for India in a T20 match against England. Since making his debut at Mohali on March 9, 2006, he has played for India in a total of 13 Tests, 70 ODIs, and three T20Is.
“I don’t know anything else, but mera mann aaj bhi nahi maan raha hai ki cricket chhodoon. Cricket is the national sport in India. (I still find it hard to believe I’m giving up cricket because I have no other options. I only understand cricket,” Munaf declared.
“After all the cricketers I played with retired, there is no regret. Only Dhoni remains. The baking is finished, please. There is therefore no true sadness. Everyone’s time has come to an end; there will only be sadness if others are still performing and I am the only one who has given up, Munaf said in an interview with Indian Express.
Munaf Patel Bio
|Full Name||Munaf Musa Patel|
|Birthplace||Ikhar, Gujarat, India|
|Born||12 July 1983 [ 39 years old ]|
|Height||6 ft 3 in [1.91m]|
|Blowing||Right Arm Medium / Fast|
Munaf will participate in the forthcoming T10 League in the United Arab Emirates even though he is retiring from the sport. In the league, which will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from November 21 to December 2, Munaf will represent the Rajput franchise.
What happened to Munaf Patel?
Munaf Patel, an Indian fast bowler, said on Saturday that he is quitting all forms of cricket due to advancing age and deteriorating fitness. In September 2011, Munaf made his final appearance for the Indian side in a T20 matchup with England.
He made his debut at Mohali on March 9, 2006, and went on to play for India in 13 Test matches, 70 ODIs, and 3 T20Is throughout his career. Munaf told the Indian Express that he doesn’t regret his decision to retire because, with the exception of Dhoni, most of the cricketers he played with have already done so.
Munaf will maintain his involvement in the sport by taking part in the forthcoming T10 League in the UAE despite quitting the sport. In the competition, which is slated to take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from November 21 to December 2, he will represent the Rajput franchise.
Is Munaf Patel Retired?
Munaf Patel, an Indian fast bowler, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, citing advancing age and deteriorating fitness as reasons for his decision. In September 2011, Munaf made his final appearance for the Indian side in a T20 matchup with England.
He made his debut at Mohali on March 9, 2006, and went on to play for India in 13 Test matches, 70 ODIs, and 3 T20Is throughout his career. Munaf expressed his ongoing interest in cricket despite his retirement from the professional game since he plans to play in the next T10 League in the UAE.
Munaf is saying goodbye to international cricket, but he won’t fully stop playing. His participation in the next T10 League is evidence of his determination to continue following cricket. The league is slated to take place in the UAE, and Munaf will participate actively and display his abilities there. This choice demonstrates how passionate and committed he is to the game, even after formally exiting the top level of play.
Who Is Munaf Patel?
Indian cricketer Munaf Patel, who was born on July 12, 1983, played in all formats of the game before retiring. He not only played for the Indian national team but also for the West Zone in the Duleep Trophy and the domestic teams of Gujarat, Mumbai, and Maharashtra.
Munaf Patel decided to leave the game of cricket in November 2018 after a fruitful career. He made his final appearance for the Indian squad while on the 2011 England tour. He comes from the Indian state of Gujarat.
How Did Munaf Patel Start His Career?
Doorstep To the national team’s
Munaf Patel struggled with ailments in 2004, and India criticized him for his efforts. Sandeep Patil, a coach, thought that Munaf struggled to deal with his physical problems. He was given a bio-mechanical analysis by the Australian Institute of Sport to help him improve his bowling motion and increase its effectiveness. Munaf joined the cricket squad for Maharashtra in August 2005.
He was selected for the Indian Test Squad for the second Test against England at Mohali, where he made his Test debut, thanks to his outstanding performance in taking 10 wickets against England in a tour match for the Board President’s XI. With statistics of 7/97, including 4/25 in the second innings, Munaf made an impressive debut. This demonstrated his ability to smash the ball in all directions.
Munaf became one of India’s fastest bowlers during the 2005–2006 Test Series against the West Indies, regularly bowling at speeds over 85 mph (137 kph) and occasionally going over 90 mph (140 kph).
His control, a quality that Indian fast bowlers at the time sometimes lacked, stood out even more than his pace. Ramnaresh Sarwan smashed him for six fours in an over, which presented him with a difficult situation in the West Indies. Just four runs separated Munaf from breaking the record for most runs allowed in an over.
World Cup 2007
Munaf was a member of the Indian World Cup team in 2007, but the side did not go past the group stage. Shortly after the event, he continued to play in India’s One-day International series against Bangladesh, but an injury to his groin forced him to miss the remaining games.
Despite being initially omitted from the team for the November series against Pakistan, Munaf was later added to the Test squad as a result of R. P. Singh and S. Sreesanth’s injuries.
World Cup 2011
Munaf was chosen for the 2009 Sri Lanka tour; however, his performance in the first game was largely unremarkable. Before the second game, he suffered a groin injury, necessitating his replacement in the lineup. He did, however, make a good recovery during India’s pre-World Cup series in South Africa.
Munaf stood out in the second game against South Africa, recording career-best figures of 4/29 off nine overs and assisting India in securing a slender 1-run victory.
“Age ho chuki hai, fitness is not the same; there is no unique cause. Children are waiting for opportunities there, and it doesn’t seem good if I cling on. The fundamental issue is that there is no longer any drive. There can’t be a better high than being a part of the World Cup-winning team in 2011,” the 35-year-old continued.
Munaf concluded the tournament as the third-highest wicket-taker for the eventual champions, behind Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh, and was a member of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad.
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