In the high-octane match, Joginder Sharma dismissed Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq to win the 2007 T20 World Cup for India.
Joginder Sharma, the veteran Indian pacer who won the World Cup in 2007, has retired from professional cricket. On Friday, February 3, Joginder announced his retirement from all forms of cricket (both international and domestic).Between 2008 and 2011, the 39-year-old also played for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), appearing in 16 matches and taking 12 wickets.
In 2004, he made his debut for the national team in an ODI against neighbouring Bangladesh. However, he will be remembered as the bowler who bowled Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq out in the high-octane match in the 2007 T20 World Cup final in Johannesburg to help his team win the title. Joginder posted on Instagram.
“Today, with immense gratitude and humility, I announce my retirement from all forms of international and domestic cricket. “My journey from 2002 to 2017 was the most wonderful years of my life because it was an honour to represent India at the highest level of sport.”
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Joginder played four T20Is and one ODI for the Men in Blue, taking four and one wickets respectively in the white-ball formats. He took 297 wickets in 77 First-Class matches, with his best bowling figures of 8/24 in an innings.
He announced his retirement while also hinting that he would be looking into new opportunities and the business side of the sport.
“I am excited to announce that I will be exploring new opportunities in the world of cricket and the business side of it, where I will also continue to participate in the sport that I love and challenge myself in new and different environment. “I believe this is the next step in my career as a cricketer, and I look forward to this new chapter in my life,” Joginder said in his post.