Veteran home all-rounder and previous celebrity Rajat Bhatia has introduced his retirement from all varieties of cricket, bringing an finish to a 20-year lengthy profession, ESPNcricinfo reported. The medium-fast bowler scalped 137 wickets and gathered 6482 runs in his first class profession. He performed 112 first class video games and smashed 17 centuries and 50 half-centuries. His closing first class sport got here in opposition to Mizoram in January 2019 the place he led Uttarakhand to a win via an innings and 56 runs.
The all-rounder began his home profession with Tamil Nadu in 1999-2000 season ahead of shifting to Delhi in 2003-04. Bhatia’s 525 runs and 26 wickets in 9 video games – together with a gutsy knock of 139 runs within the ultimate in opposition to Uttar Pradesh had been instrumental in Delhi lifting the Ranji Trophy in 2007-08.
The precise-handed batsman featured in 81 first class video games for Delhi ahead of shifting to Rajasthan in 2015. He additionally performed for Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals) within the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As in keeping with a record in ESPNcricinfo, he additionally dabbled in Dhaka Premier Department Cricket League the place he performed 4 Listing A video games for Mohammedan Wearing Membership in 2018-19.
Bhatia’s witted medium tempo blended with slower deliveries made him a hard bowler to get hit for obstacles within the IPL. He performed a very powerful position in Kolkata Knight Riders” IPL name win in 2012 below the captaincy of former Indian cricketer .
In all, he performed 146 T20 video games, scoring 1251 runs and scalping 111 wickets.