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Cricket Icon Bows Out: Manoj Tiwary’s Farewell

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Cricket Icon Bows Out: Manoj Tiwary’s Farewell

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Manoj Tiwary, an Indian cricketer, has decided to hang up his boots and bid farewell to all formats of the game. With a career spanning various highs and lows, Tiwary has represented India in 12 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 3 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

His retirement announcement was met with mixed emotions from cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Notably, apart from his cricketing exploits, Tiwary holds the West Bengal Sports Minister position. This dual role exemplifies his commitment to the sport he loves and his dedication to public service. He also led the Bengal team to the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 final.

In an emotional Instagram post, Tiwary expressed his gratitude to the sport that has been his life’s cornerstone.

 

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He acknowledged that cricket had granted him more than he could have imagined, especially during adversity. Through thick and thin, he recognized the unwavering support of the Almighty, who stood by his side throughout this remarkable journey.


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Tiwary took the opportunity to extend heartfelt thanks to his former teammates, loved ones, and especially his coach, Manabendra Ghosh, whom he regarded as a father figure. Ghosh was pivotal in Tiwary’s cricketing trajectory and was the guiding light that helped him navigate the competitive cricketing landscape. Tiwary’s heartfelt wishes for his coach’s speedy recovery reflected their deep bond on and off the field.

The cricketer also acknowledged the unwavering support of his parents. Unlike many others, his parents never pressured him to prioritize academics over cricket. Instead, they stood by him, encouraging his passion for the sport and instilling the confidence to pursue it wholeheartedly.

Moreover, Tiwary paid a special tribute to his wife, Susmita Roy, for being his constant support system. Her presence in his life had been a source of strength, enabling him to tackle the challenges of a cricketing career with resilience and determination.

Throughout his career, Tiwary’s talent shone on the international stage and the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He showcased his skills while playing for Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, and Rising Pune Supergiants.

One of the standout moments of his IPL career was in 2012 when he played a crucial role in Kolkata Knight Riders’ triumphant season. Batting at No. 7, Tiwary’s blistering three-ball nine runs helped KKR clinch a thrilling victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), chasing down a formidable target of 191 with just two balls to spare.

Manoj Tiwary’s retirement marks the end of an era for Indian cricket. His unwavering commitment, dedication, and love for the game have indelibly impacted the sport’s legacy. As the cricketing fraternity bids farewell to this iconic figure, fans and fellow cricketers alike will forever cherish the memories of his astounding performances and celebrate the inspiration he provided to aspiring cricketers across the nation.

As Manoj Tiwary embarks on a new chapter in life, one thing remains certain – his passion for cricket and invaluable contributions to the game will forever be remembered.


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