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Stuart Binny retires from all forms of cricket

Stuart Binny represented India in six Tests, 14 ODIs, and three Twenty20 Internationals.

Stuart Binny has announced his departure from first-class and international cricket on Monday. Stuart Binny who used to play as an all-rounder holds the record of the best bowling numbers in ODI format.

I would like to inform you that I have decided to retire from first-class and international cricket,” said Binny. “It has given me tremendous joy and pride to have represented my country at the highest international level,” he continued.

The 37-year-old commenced his career with Karnataka and represented India in six Tests, 14 ODIs, and three Twenty20 Internationals.

Binny’s brilliant bowling figures against Bangladesh saw him taking six wickets for just four runs in an ODI in June 2014 in Dhaka and will go down in history as one of the best bowling performances by an Indian bowler in a 50-over game. 

He had advanced the record of the Indian legend Anil Kumble, who had also taken a six-wicket haul against the West Indies in 1993 but had given 12 runs.

Binny has played a few Tests with rational success under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and has experience of 95 first-class matches.

Binny has scored only one half-century in his six Tests which was in his debut match against England in July 2014, where he scored 78 runs in the second innings.

Binny was excluded from the national team after he was hit for five sixes in an over by Evin Lewis against the West Indies. 

Soon after the match he became a topic of troll and even his father Roger, had to give up the selection committee post because the topic of mockery spread like a wildfire in Indian Cricket.

With the rise of an all-rounder like Hardik Pandya, Binny’s chance of finding a place for himself in the Indian team was reduced.

Binny acknowledged the BCCI, his numerous teams, fellow players, and coaches for the role they played in his development as a cricketer.

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