Former Indian pacer VRV Singh retires

first_img Asian News International BangaluruMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 12:07 IST VRV Singh last represented Punjab in the Ranji Trophy in the year 2014 (Getty Images)VRV Singh, the Indian pacer who just played five Test matches in 2006-07, has announced his retirement after a career constantly hampered by injury.The 34-year-old also played two ODI matches for India along with five Tests as part of a new-look Indian pace attack. The bowler was just able to take eight wickets in five Tests and he did not take any wicket in the ODI format.”I kept trying to make a comeback, but if it was not my ankle, it was my back. You cannot fool around with your body. I had surgeries, rehab… After 2014, I did not play at all for a few years, but I trained and tried to play in 2018. But I could not make it, so I started thinking about the future,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Singh as saying.”It is not an overnight decision, but once I could not get fit for the 2018-19 season, I thought it made sense to leave. Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) encouraged me a lot, the PCA (Punjab Cricket Association) also backed me, and I gave it my best. But, unfortunately, it didn’t happen. So I thought it best to retire and think about what to do next,” he added.The pacer played his last representative game in 2014 for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy in which he was able to take two wickets in the first innings and five wickets in the second innings against Jammu and Kashmir.Singh made his debut for Punjab in 2005 when he just 21-years old.advertisementAlso Read | Case registered against fraudsters duping young cricketers in return for Ranji selectionFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow VRV SinghFollow retirementFollow Team IndiaFollow Indian cricket Former Indian pacer VRV Singh retiresVRV Singh played two ODI matches for India along with five Tests, taking eight wickets in the longest format. He formally announced his retirement after a career constantly hampered by injury.advertisementlast_img read more