Top Five Cricketers who had Sad Endings to their Careers
Players go through all the ups and downs during their careers. There have been many great cricketers who wanted to bid farewell to the game in a better way. But that did not happen and he had to say goodbye to the game for unwanted reasons.
1) VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman was included in this list of India's best Test batsmen. Reportedly, VVS Laxman failed to deliver his best abilities during the 2011 Australian tour of India, where he scored only two half-centuries in eight innings. After this tour he was criticized a lot and even the media and cricket fraternity started telling him that the time had come for him to retire. Sources close to the team claim that Laxman was hurt by the criticism and was so sad that he decided to take time off for his career.
2) Mohammad Kaif
Mohammad Kaif was India's best athlete during his playing days. Kaif has given many memorable performances for Team India and saved India many times in important matches. However, under Greg Chappell's coaching, the batting line-up went through some changes and was eliminated from the World Cup 2007. He was only 26 when he played his last international match and retired from all formats of the game.
3) Navjot Singh
Navjot Singh is a wonderful person, who is always 'high on emotions'. His retirement was taken very lightly by his millions of fans and followers. If the report is to be believed, Navjot Singh was heartbroken when Wadekar called him 'Unfit' and replaced him with another player. According to sources, Azharuddin ensured that Sidhu would not qualify for the World Cup.
4) Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen was known by The Guardian as "England's greatest modern batsman". The South African-born hard hitter left everyone in shock when he announced his retirement from cricket in 2018. His sudden decision to bid farewell to the game left his fans emotional and heartbroken. In a lengthy and emotional post, KP praised fans for their continued support, stating that it was time to prioritize their family.
5) Mark Boucher
Imran Tahir threw a googly that hit a stump and was bailed to fly, and South African cricketer Mark Boucher suffered an eye injury. The incident ended his career and he was rushed to the hospital and later diagnosed with lacquered eyeball.