All athletes must say goodbye to professional sport, which was made even more spectacular by the presence of these celebrities. Whether it was Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Lasith Malinga, Virender Sehwag, Kieron Pollard, Shane Watson or Dwayne Bravo, no amount of fitness and desire can lead a player to resist the natural ageing process.
For many outstanding players from India, the IPL season signifies the end of their careers. It will also turn out that the Indian Premier League 2024 is not any different. Retirement announcements typically garner attention from fans and the cricket community, marking the end of an era for certain players and teams.
Let’s look at the five Indian Players who might retire from the IPL after the upcoming season:
5. Dinesh Karthik:
With his involvement in the league from its beginning, Dinesh Karthik is a true IPL icon. Karthik, who had previously played for various teams in the league, came back to RCB in 2022 as a reliable finisher. Karthik, who turns 39 in 2024 is anticipated to be a key member of the Bangalore-based franchise. Nevertheless, Karthik’s performance suffered a severe setback in 2023.
In addition, Karthik said that he was reinventing himself to be picked for the national team in the 2022 T20 World Cup. But with no-Indian future in sight, the 2024 edition may be the last for the Chennai native.
4. Piyush Chawla:
Piyush Chawla, who is only 35, has been involved in the national cricket scene for nearly 20 years. With 179 wickets, he is the third-highest wicket-taker in IPL history and may easily pass Dwayne Bravo for second position. With 22 wickets in his most successful season to date, Piyush Chawla’s 2023 campaign with the Mumbai Indians proved to be a fantastic usage for the senior player.
Although this may indicate that Piyush Chawla has a few more years left in him, he is already planning to end his career. The Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer has already adapted to the commentary box, and after the 2024 season, he may even declare his retirement.