Shadab Jakati, a left-arm spin bowler playing for Goa in Indian cricket, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. In addition to Goa in the domestic season, Shadab has also been a part of three teams in the Indian Premier League.
Shadab played his first first-class cricket match against Punjab in 1998–99. He, however, never played for the Indian team. He has played cricket for Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. He played a total of 59 matches in IPL and took 47 wickets in his name.
He took Twitter to announce his retirement.
Just announced my retirement from all forms of cricket,Even though I have not been playing much over the last 1 year,it has been One of the harder things I have done in my life.Thank you @BCCI @goacricket11 with sincere gratitude 4 making me live my dream for the last 23 years pic.twitter.com/AoIvsS8IOO— Shadab Jakati (@jakati27) December 27, 2019
In his long cricket career spanning two decades, he participated in 92 first-class matches and also played 82 List A matches. Apart from these, 91 T20 matches are also in his account. In total, he took 400 wickets in his bag. He was one of the important members of Chennai, captained by Dhoni in the IPL.
He, however, could never make it to the Indian team.
At this juncture as I look back at my career I wish to thank with sincere gratitude my family,friends who have stood by me all the while.@BCCI #GCA, senior cricketers, all my fellow teammates,support staff with whom I have spent moments which I shall cherish all my life— Shadab Jakati (@jakati27) December 27, 2019