Top 10 retirements from international cricket in 2017
All good things must come to an end goes the old adage, and in accordance with this, quite a few players bid farewell to international cricket in 2017. In this slideshow, we take a look at ten of the most noteworthy retirements we witnessed this year:
10. Nawroz Mangal
The story of the Afghan cricket team has captured the imagination of the cricketing world. And one of the scriptwriters of that beautiful story is Nawroz Mangal, a player under whose leadership Afghanistan achieved ODI status and qualified for their first ever T20 World Cup.
Capable of playing both as an opener and a middle-order batsman, Mangal scored 1139 runs in ODIs including two centuries and 505 runs in T20Is at a strike rate of 111.47. He was also a useful off-spinner with eight ODI wickets at 29.37 and four T20I wickets at 20 apiece.
Though the 33-year old gave up captaincy in 2010, he was a crucial member of the Afghan team that qualified for the ICC 2015 World Cup. In spite of his retirement earlier this year, he will continue his association with the Afghanistan team in the capacity of their chief national selector.