Zimbabwe’s star all-rounder Elton Chigumbura has made his mind to put a stop to his 16 years international cricketing career for his nation. He will retire after the completion of the T-20 series against Pakistan. In his 16 years long career, he has admired many youngsters of his nation. Zimbabwe is gonna miss him.
Injuries have made him take the decision!!
Zimbabwe is going to lose its fantastic all-rounder Elton Chigumbura who has announced his retirement from every form of international cricket. The star all-rounder debuted in 2004 and till now he has represented his nation in 14 tests and 214 one day internationals along with 54 T-20 matches.
He will play his last series which is currently running against Pakistan. After that, he will put a stop to his cricketing career. So, the series against Pakistan is going to be his farewell series. The star player from Zimbabwe has scored 5761 internationals runs. He also registered 138 wickets on his name. He has hit two tons and records 26 half-centuries in his career which is second highest after Grant Flower for Zimbabwe.
After Grant Flower, another great from Zimbabwe is the only second player to score more than 4000 runs in international career and also the second who has taken more than 100 wickets.
Chigumbura’s confirmation is accepted by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC). After that, a detailed statement was released by ZC on November 7. As per the statement from ZC, we can conclude that Chigumbura will retire after the on-going series against Pakistan. The statement also tells us about the reason behind retirement. It was written in a statement that injuries had remained a regular part of his life and finally they have stopped the cricketing career of Chigumbura.
International Cricket Council also tweeted about the star player from Zimbabwe with his outstanding stats and an official announcement. Here you will find the tweet made by ICC on Elton Chigumbura,
Chigumbura has captained his nation in 80 international matches. He has also represented Zimbabwe in two under19 World Cups. He was part of the team that played ICC world cup 2011 held in India. In 2015, he led his team in the world cup. The most important moment for him came in the 2007 T-20 world cup where he played a crucial role in a win against Australia.
Though, every sportsman retires one day if the reason for retirement is an injury that hurts. Wishing Chigumbura the best for his second innings!!
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