Domestic stalwart Rajat Bhatia hangs his boots

New Delhi, July 29

Domestic veteran Rajat Bhatia on Wednesday introduced retirement from all types of cricket and he seems again at his lengthy profession with “no regrets” after coming near taking part in for India in 2014.

The 40-year-old all-rounder began his profession with Tamil Nadu in 2003-04 however performed most of his cricket for Delhi.

In the 2018-19, he guided new entrants Uttarakhand to the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals.

Bhatia, who was thought-about Delhi cricket’s disaster man, performed 112 First-Class video games, scoring 6,482 runs at a median of 49.10 aside from taking 137 wickets at 27.97. He additionally performed 119 List A video games and 146 T20s.

Last season, the Delhi-born cricketer performed List A cricket in Bangladesh.

“I had decided last year only (about retirement). I was not playing domestic cricket here and then got to do commentary. Then I was playing as a professional in Bangladesh but this year they stopped hiring professionals and then coronavirus happened. Therefore, I thought it was time to retire,” mentioned Bhatia.

“Having said that, I feel fitter than ever and very much open to playing in overseas leagues.”

He got here closest to taking part in for India in 2014 when he was picked among the many probables for the T20 World Cup. However, he has no regrets about not getting that coveted India cap.

“I do not need to take into consideration my profession that manner. It could be immature of me. There is a lot I used to be in a position to do and I’m grateful about that. There aren’t any regrets,” mentioned Bhatia.

“The highs would surely be winning the Ranji Trophy for Delhi (2007-08), the IPL in 2012 (with KKR) and personally getting Sachin Tendulkar out thrice in the IPL, which I was able to play for 10 years. That is something I would always remember.”

Bhatia has carried out a course in bio-mechanics from an institute in Hawaii and needs to discover a profession in that subject.    

“I have cleared stage 2, now I will be doing bio-mechanics 3. We have many bio-mechanics specialists in bowling but not in training. I can catch the movements of players and help them.”

Asked in regards to the distinction in home cricket requirements now from the time he began taking part in, Bhatia mentioned, “The structure has improved to make the game more competitive. But surprisingly, when it comes to injury management, we are still behind.”

“When you’re beginning your profession in India, you are likely to get injured loads, there’s lack of awareness on that entrance. It just isn’t cricket-related, it’s nearly understanding your physique and its actions,” he mentioned.

“Thanks to this course that I have done, I know my body much better and feel have not moved as well as I have been moving over the last three years. I want to help the youngsters on that front.” PTI

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