From Karthik to Ghosal: 7 Top players who bid adieu to world of sports

2024/05/23 10:26:24 IST

Dinesh Karthik (Cricketer)

    Trying to hold back his tears, Dinesh Karthiks final game as an RCB player on the cricket field was the one that he played yesterday. Although DK didnt issue an official statement, it was clear from the post-match moments, the hugs he got from fellow teammates was warmer and the handshakes a little more firmer than usual indicating a possible retirement.

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James Anderson (Cricketer)

    Legendary England bowler Anderson has declared his intention to retire. In Test cricket, Anderson has taken the most wickets of any pace bowler. After playing for England for more than 20 years, Anderson has declared that the opening Test match of the series against the West Indies at Lords on July 10–14 will be his 188th and final Test match.

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Anisa Mohammed (Cricketer)

    West Indies player Anisa Mohammed, who was part of the winning squad of 2016 T20 World Cup also announced her retirement. After making her debut at the age of 15, spin bowler Mohammed, 35, is retiring as her teams top wicket-taker in one-day and T20 cricket.

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Sunil Chhetri (Footballer)

    Indian football team captain, Sunil Chhetri has announced that he is retiring from international football after the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier against Kuwait which will be played on June 6.

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Toni Kroos (Footballer)

    One of the most illustrious midfielders of all time, Toni Kroos, declared at the end of the season that he would be retiring from football. After an amazing career, Kroos will hang up his boots after Euro 2024 as one of the most accomplished football players in contemporary history.

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Deep Grace Ekka (Hockey player)

    Indian women’s hockey team defender Deep Grace Ekka, who played 268 international matches has announced her retirement. She had made her debut in the year 2011 at an age of 17. She has three Asian Games medals to her name, is a two time Olympian.

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Saurav Ghosal (Squash player)

    Former world No. 10 player Saurav Ghosal of India declared his retirement from professional squash. Ghosal, 37, ends a bright professional career that included numerous gold from the Asian and Commonwealth Games, as well as ten PSA crowns. He broke into that career-high rank in April 2019 and spent six months there, making him the only squash player from India to make it into the worlds top 10.

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