Indian cricketers have a finite playing career and as they age, they call it quits from international and domestic cricket. It is quite obvious that the players may find it very challenging to maintain the same level of fitness and performance required at the professional level. Physical wear and tear, and minor injuries over years of playing might as well impact a cricketer’s ability to unleash their best potential.
If a senior player experiences a dip in form and is not able to deliver the goods, he may prefer to step away from the game. The upcoming edition of the IPL is expected to have plenty of exciting things in store for the fans. At the same time, we may also see senior players getting prepared for one final ride in their cricketing venture. In this article, we will delve deep into the list of four big names who are likely to retire after IPL 2024.
1. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is one of the biggest names in the cricket fraternity. The cricketing brain has delivered the goods for Chennai Super Kings as a captain, batsman and wicketkeeper, ticking all three boxes respectively. It was under his tutelage, that CSK became a formidable force to be reckoned with in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
Under his captaincy, CSK won as many as five titles, alongside Mumbai Indians who have also won the same titles. The Ranchi-born cricketer couldn’t be any happier upon seeing his team defy all the odds and come through with flying colours in the previous edition of the IPL. It is very much certain that the upcoming season will be MS Dhoni’s last IPL campaign. He is one of the big names who is more likely to announce his retirement. The 42-year-old legend scored 5082 runs in IPL at an average of 38.8 including 24 fifties.
2. Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra is one of the experienced campaigners who is more likely to call it quits from the sport after the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League. The 41-year-old who played for multiple franchises in the IPL is the fourth-leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 173 wickets at an economy of 7.36 including 4 four-wicket hauls and a solitary five-wicket haul in his stellar career. He is known for his ability to cause trouble to the right-handers by bowling leg breaks. Besides that, he bowls googlies to unsettle the batters and is expected to play a paramount role for Lucknow Super Giants in the upcoming season of the IPL.
3. Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha is one of the most experienced wicketkeeper-batsman in the Indian Premier League and was a pretty decent performer for Gujarat Titans in the sixteenth edition of the IPL, scoring 371 runs as an opener including two fifties. He scored a century for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the IPL 2014 final against Kolkata Knight Riders but it came in a losing cause. Saha scored 2798 runs in the IPL including 13 fifties and a century. The 39-year-old Siliguri-born who was retained by Gujarat Titans is one of the cricketers who is expected to retire from cricket after IPL 2024.
4. Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik brought the best out of himself in the last few seasons wherein he perfected the art of finishing the games for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The veteran cricketer is best known for his ability to score runs at a rate of knots, a trait that has helped RCB to mount pressure on the opposition teams with relative ease.
Apart from his batting exploits, he is best known for his good glove work and ability to take catches behind the stumps. Moreover, he has showcased his skills in effecting stumpings, especially when keeping to spinners. RCB retained him ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. He is one of the big names who is expected to retire after IPL 2024.