Bengal fast bowler Shib Paul declared that he is retiring from all forms of cricket in Kolkata on Monday. 2000-01 season debutant, terminated with 220 outstanding wickets in 61 matches with an average of 24.95. He picked up 86 wickets in 61 list A matches at 24.68 (average).
Paul, during his farewell, opined that all those years, the only thing he had known is cricket. He further added that this sport type had been an integral part of his life. He is happy to have played for Bengal all those years and thanked gratefully for all the support that he gained from his coaches and team members.
He made the declaration after his team, Kalighat Club, won the P Sen Trophy Invitational meet at Eden Gardens. CAB president and former Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly and Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary were also present at Paul’s farewell.
He said that sharing room with Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is one of the best moment in his life which he will never forget He further mentioned that his most memorable dismissal was Marcus Trescothick’s wicket during England’s tour match against an Indian Board President’s XI in February 2006.