With his retirement announcement, he also posted a 2 page letter on his Twitter handle. Through this letter, he spoke of his heart and thanked everyone.
What he wrote in his letter…!!
He wrote, “I always did what I liked, not that which was liked by the people. God’s grace was with me and everything happened that I wanted to.
On the Cricket ground and in my life too. A few days ago, I decided that I’ll retire on my 37th birthday.
So, today, spending time with my family, I am declaring my retirement from all the formats of international cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL). Cricket is my life and will always remain “.
” Playing for India was a memorable trip and I tried to make the trip more memorable for teammates and the fans of Indian cricket. I am lucky that I got a chance to play with the such legendary players like Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh”.
“I learned a lot from them. Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev are my ideal. I grew up by watching them play. I was trying to score on every ball. I was always go in with a positive mindset. I have scored a lot and I am happy with my career. I am happy to be retired from international cricket. I will miss the cricket”.