Former Indian all-rounder, Stuart Binny has announced retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. The all-rounder represented India in 23 matches, including six Tests, 14 One-Day Internationals, and three Twenty20 Internationals.
“It has given me tremendous joy to have represented my country at the highest international level,” Binny, son of 1983 World Cup-winning allrounder Roger Binny, said in a statement. “I would like to acknowledge the huge role the BCCI has played in my cricketing journey. Their support and faith over the years have been invaluable. My cricketing journey would not even have started had it not been for Karnataka state and their support. It has been an honour to captain and win trophies with my state. ~Stuart Binny
His first-class career extended over 17 years, with the majority of his 95 appearances coming for his native state of Karnataka. His outstanding domestic season came in 2013-14, when he scored 443 runs also took 14 wickets at 32.64, helping Karnataka win the Ranji Trophy.
Throughout his first-class career, he scored 4796 runs and took 146 wickets.
Coming down at No.8 he played a match-saving innings of 78 on his test debut.
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Binny bagged the best figures by an Indian bowler. When playing against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2014, India was defending a a low score of 105 and bowled out the hosts for 58 courtesy to Binny’s stunning 6 for 4. His figures were 4.4-2-6-4 and while achieving so ,he surpassed his state mate Anil Kumble’s 6 for 12 against the West Indies in the Hero Cup final in 1993.
As he could not perform well in the international circuit, he was dropped from the team. So this led to his downfall from his peak as well. Also with his low performances at the First-class circuit, he was not even selected in the respective playing XI’s.
Here is the letter to the BCCI by Stuart Binny announcing his retirement…
STUART BINNY’s last matches in each format :
Test : vs South Africa at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Nov 14, 2015
ODI : vs South Africa at Green Park, Oct 11, 2015
T20i : vs West Indies at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Aug 27, 2016
IPL : vs Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, May 04, 2019