Top 5 Shocking Retirements in 2016: Only few players retired from the cricket in the year 2016 and their retirements made us cry when they announced. Here we take a look at five players who made shocking retirement in cricket in 2016.
Rangana Herath (ODI & T20I)
Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath made his Test debut against Australia in 1999 but still playing Test cricket. He announced his retirement from ODI and T20I in April 2016. He has picked up 351 Test wickets, 74 ODI wickets and 18 T20I wickets in his International career.
Tillakaratne Dilshan (All International format)
Tillakaratne Dilshan, who had been one of the brilliant all-rounder for Sri Lanka, made his Test and ODI ebut against Zimbabwe in 1999. He had won many matches single handedly for his team with his both bat and ball. He has over 17000 International runs to his name. He played his last ODI and T20I match against Australia in 2016.
Misbha Ul Haq (ODI)
Pakistan’s Test skipper Misbha-ul-Haq, who made his Test debut in 2001, retired from ODI in 2015 but still playing for his Test team. He has scored 4884 runs in Tests, 5122 runs in ODI and 788 runs in T20I format. He has played 162 ODI matches but never scored three digit numbers in ODI format, probably one of the unluckiest Pakistan player.
Shane Watson (All International format)
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, was one of the finest player for Australia. He can contribute with both bat and ball. He made his International debut against South Africa in 2002 and announced his retirement after the end of Ashes tour in 2016.
He has scored 3731 Test runs, 5757 ODI runs and 1462 T20I runs. He grabed 75 Test wickets, 168 ODI wickets and 48 T20I wickets in his career. Now, Australia is missing an all-rounder like Shane Watson.
Brendon McCullum (All International format)
The Former New Zealand Skipper who made his International debut in 2002 against Australia at Sydney, retired from International cricket this year. This was one of the shocking retirement for cricket fans. He has scored over 6000 runs in both ODI and Test format and he has 2140 runs T20 International format.
He has 19 International centuries to his name. He earned many fans around the world with his destructive batting. He played his last International match against Australia at Christchurch in Feb 20, 2016.