Pacer Vinay Kumar on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
The pacer took to Twitter to announced his retirement. He wrote, "Today "Davangere Express" after running for 25 years and passing so many stations of cricketing life, has finally arrived to a station called "retirement". With lot of mixed emotions, I Vinay Kumar R hereby announce my retirement from international and first class cricket. It is not an easy decision to make, however, there comes a time in every sportsperson's life where one has to call it a day."
The veteran pacer also played with great players like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli in his career. He further added, "My cricketing experience has been enriched by playing under the great minds of Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to name the few. Also, I was blessed to have Sachin Tendulkar as a mentor in Mumbai Indians."
He further added, "I have been fortunate enough to represent my country at the highest level and give it all I had to this beautiful game."
The pacer played for India in all three formats of the game. In his career, he played 1 Test, 31 ODIs and 9 T20Is for the country, managing to take 49 wickets across all formats of the game.He also led Karnataka to two consecutive Ranji Trophy titles in 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.