Former Delhi all-rounder Rajat Bhatia on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of the game. He began his First-Class career with Tamil Nadu side in the season 1999-2000 and then made a shift to his home team Delhi and played for them until 2015 before moving to Uttrakhand.
He last played a First-Class match in 2019 and scored 700 runs in the 2018-19 season in Ranji Trophy.
In a total of 112 First-class matches, Bhatia scored over 6000 runs at a healthy average of 49.10 including 17 tons while scalped 137 wickets at an economy of 2.30.
The story is that Rajat Bhatia actually delivered his letter of retirement from cricket in March, but it reached just today.— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) July 29, 2020
Jokes aside, a smart, gutsy cricketer who you always wanted on your side. An integral part of that 2012 KKR championship team.
He will be missed pic.twitter.com/QQGrSmPtXC
In the List A format, the right-handed all-rounder played 119 matches and scored 3038 runs averaging over 41. He also picked up 93 wickets at an economy of 4.49.
Bhatia has also been a regular in the IPL having played for Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiatns.