There is no denying that the performance levels in today’s sports are much higher than in past years. As a result, the expectations on players sometimes take a toll, forcing them to call it quits to their illustrious careers.
With cricket now focusing more on speed and agility than skillset alone, here is the player list who take retirement after IPL 2021.
Andrew Tye – Rajasthan Royals.
At only 34, Andrew seems to be on the verge of calling it quits after the end of this season’s IPL. Despite adding a little bit of pace to his game, the Australian has only one appearance for his franchise. Furthermore, his score of 1/50 in that appearance only leaves retirement as his only option.
Harbhajan Singh – Kolkata Knight Riders.
Arguably one of the best off-spinners in the game and the IPL’s fifth-highest wicket-taker, the 39-year old seems off this season. Additionally, his recent drop from the team’s playing eleven only adds more speculation to his retirement from the sport.
Amit Mishra – Delhi Capitals.
The 38-year old is enjoying an okay season compared to other veterans of the league. However, it is unlikely that the franchise will retain him, given their preference for younger players. Consequently, he should consider retiring on a high of six wickets from his four games.
Imran Tahir – Chennai Super Kings.
Tahir’s IPL numbers are the envy of many to feature in the tournament. Furthermore, he is still a match-winner to many fans. However, with only one game in the IPL so far, it is time for the 42-year old to step aside.
Dan Christian – Royal Challengers Bangalore
A return of three runs in three games without a wicket for 4.2 crores is not good business. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will see Dan featuring in future IPL seasons.
Wriddhiman Saha – Sunrisers Hyderabad
Following a string of poor performances this season, Saha is out of the playing eleven, with Jonny Bairstow taking his place. As such, retirement seems the only way for him to save face.
Robin Uthappa – Chennai Super Kings
Uthappa is a veteran of the IPL, playing each season since its inauguration. However, he is yet to play for his new franchise this season. With CSK favoring Ruturaj Gaikwad instead, he should consider leaving with his record intact.
Kedar Jadhav – Sunrisers Hyderabad
Regardless of his off-spin and 40 runs this season, Kedar remains a middle-order finisher. Furthermore, his omission from the Indian team is further evidence that he should retire.
Dwayne Bravo – Chennai Super Kings
The fast pace of the IPL seems to be taking a toll on Bravo’s cricketing abilities. Additionally, his overreliance on his slower variations may not be what CSK needs to succeed. As such, it would be wise for him to let the younger players take over.
MS Dhoni – Chennai Super Kings
Dhoni is a legend owing to his achievements on and off the pitch. However, his recent lack of batting form only reiterates that he should now concentrate on mentoring. Whether he can pull off another season is anyone’s guess. Nevertheless, retirement should be high on his mind.
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