New Delhi, Online Desk. There is no dearth of cricket fans in India and they never fail to give the status of even God to the players. There are some legends who have won the hearts of the world with the bat and sometimes the ball, who have shown their artwork on the cricket field, who have got a special place. Not only in the world of cricket, there are many such examples in different sports in which the jersey worn by him was retired with that player forever.
The jersey that Australian batsman Phil Hughes used to wear on the field was retired after a traumatic accident. In 2014, Hughes was hit on the head during a home match, after which he was treated in the hospital but his life could not be saved. Cricket Australia permanently retired Hughes jersey number 64 in his honor. Many Australian players will never be seen in this number jersey on the cricket field.
Paras, the legendary captain of the Nepal cricket team, announced his retirement in August 2021. Keeping in mind the contribution made by him to the team, the Cricket Board decided to give a special honor. Paras played for Nepal in the number 77 jersey and it was decided to retire it forever. Now no player from the team of Nepal will come on the field wearing this jersey.
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar ruled world cricket for more than two decades. The BCCI decided to retire his number 10 jersey in honor of the great man who made the world record for most runs, most centuries and most matches played in international cricket.
After playing the last match against West Indies in the year 2013, Sachin said goodbye to international cricket and a few years later, Shardul Thakur came to play for India on the field in this jersey. After playing in Sachin’s jersey number, people shared the target on BCCI as well as Shardul was also heavily criticized. After this the board decided that this jersey should be retired.
edited by: Viplav Kumar