Pune-based Batting All-Rounder Kedar Jadhav Retires in Dhoni Style from Cricket

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Pune, 3rd June 2024: Pune-based batting all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has announced his retirement from cricket via social media. In his retirement video, he expressed gratitude, stating, “Thank you all for your love and support throughout my career. Consider me retired from all forms of cricket.” This announcement, reminiscent of MS Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket on 15th August 2020, was accompanied by various photographs showcasing Jadhav’s domestic, IPL, and international career, set to Kishore Kumar’s iconic song “Zindagi Ke Safar Mein” from the movie “Aap Ki Kasam.”

Known for his technical batting skills, Jadhav represented India in 73 ODIs and 9 T20Is from 2014 to 2020. His unorthodox off-spin bowling gained fame during Kohli’s captaincy, with Dhoni behind the wickets. Jadhav’s participation in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was instrumental in India reaching the semifinals. In ODIs, he scored 1389 runs, including two centuries, and claimed 27 wickets with an economy rate of 5.15. Additionally, he contributed 122 runs in his 9 T20I appearances. Jadhav’s last competitive match was in February of this year.

In first-class cricket, Jadhav amassed 6100 runs with 17 centuries and 23 half-centuries. He also accumulated 5520 runs in List A cricket, including 10 centuries. In his IPL career spanning 93 matches, he scored 1196 runs, representing teams like Delhi Daredevils, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Chennai Super Kings, with whom he won the IPL title.

Notable moments from his career include his century partnership with Virat Kohli in a memorable chase of 351 runs. Another memorable moment was his performance in the first match for CSK after the team’s two-year ban, against Mumbai Indians. In this match, Jadhav, despite initially being retired hurt due to a hamstring injury, made a remarkable comeback. His heroic innings included a crucial scoop shot over a fine leg for six and a boundary at extra covers, helping his team secure victory.

Kedar Jadhav, hailing from the PYC Hindu Gymkhana Cricket Club in Pune, leaves behind a remarkable legacy in the world of cricket.