India’s 2011 World Cup winner Munaf Patel announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Friday. Having made his debut against England in March 2006 in Mohali, Munaf has represented Indian in 13 Tests, 70 ODIs and 3 T20Is. He picked up 125 international wickets for India.
“There is no regret; after all the cricketers I played with have retired,” Munaf told The Indian Express. “Only Dhoni is left! So, there is no sadness as such. Everyone’s time is up; I would have been sad had others been playing and I had quit.
“There is no special reason, age is not on my side, fitness is not the same. Youngsters are there waiting for chances and it doesn’t look nice if I keep hanging on. The main thing is there is no motivation left. I was part of World Cup winning team in 2011; there can’t be a greater high than that.”