Every person has to retire from his profession on a particular day and it’s true for the game of cricket as well. Some cricketers retire due to poor performance and some take retirement due to age. Let’s have a look at the players who retired from cricket in 2022.
1. Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez has contributed a lot to Pakistani cricket and is one of the best batters in Pakistan. Out of the blue, he declared his retirement from International cricket this year on social media. He had played his last T20 International match against Australia in November and announced his retirement from International Test cricket in 2018.
2. Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor is from New Zealand and played 100 matches across every format of the game. He represented the kiwis in the 450 matches and mustered 28,199 runs for New Zealand which was the most by any batter. He announced his retirement from international cricket on 4 April 2022 after representing the country for 16 years. He played his last game against the Netherlands at Hamilton.
3. Tim Bresnan
Tim Bresnan made his debut in international cricket on 15 June 2006 against Australia. He was the medium-fast bowler who represented England for nine years. He didn’t receive much recognition in the international arena but still was a successfully first-class cricketer. He announced his retirement from international cricket on 31 January 2022.
4. Danushka Gunathilaka
Danushka Gunathilaka from Sri Lanka announced his retirement from Test cricket in January 2022. He didn’t have much success in the red-ball format and decided to call time to prolong his white-ball career. He made his Test debut against India in 2017 at Gall but didn’t get much success in the longest format of the game.
5. Chris Morris
Chris Morris announced his retirement from all forms of the game in January this year. He was talented but he could give perform to his best potential only in a few matches. He was a part of South Africa’s 2019 ICC ODI World Cup squad as a substitute for injured Anrich Nortje.
6. Suranga Lakmal
Suranga Lakmal from Sri Lanka quit his test career after playing a match with India. He also captained the side in five Test matches. He played 167 matches for Sri Lanka and took 288 wickets, including four five-wicket hauls. He is also the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Test matches for the Islanders.
7. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard announced his international retirement in April. He was the reigning captain of the West Indies when he quit his international career. Pollard made his debut in 2007 against South Africa at ST. George. He was a part of 224 games and hit 4275 runs hitting three centuries and 19 half-centuries. He picked 97 wickets which include one four-wicket haul.
8. Hamish Bennett
Hamish Bennet announced his retirement from all cricket, ending his 17-year-old career. He had a lot of potentials but couldn’t make it big in his career. He played 31 matches for New Zealand and scalped 43 wickets. Bennet will continue playing for the Old Tablelands Cricket Club in Martinborough while he pursued a career in coaching.