Former KKR star player announces retirement from all formats of cricket

It is always an emotional moment when the players we watched growing up take up retirement. Die hard Kolkata Knight Riders fans are going through a similar situation right now. Netherlands all-rounder Ryan Ten Doeschate has officially announced that he will be retiring from all formats of cricket by the end of this year. The former dutch captain has been selected for Netherlands’ squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup which is set to be hosted in the United Arab Emirates in Oman in the month of October. That is expected to be the all-rounder’s last big stint with the national side.

Ryan Ten Doeschate had had a prolific start to his career. He was one of the first foreign players to be bought in the Indian Premier League by the franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and was also one of their most famous foreigners. He played a key role in the side and was also one of the most sought after all-rounders. He was more comfortable with the bat than the ball. However, when required, he could pull off some great spells with his spin bowling.

“From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with Essex during my time at the Club. It’s been the greatest professional experience to grow in this environment, to watch the organization and the individuals within it evolve and become something that I am extremely proud to have been a part of,” the cricketer said in an official statement issued by Essex. “We’ve shared some remarkable times but for me, the biggest achievement has been making a home away from home.”

Netherlands will have to play the qualifiers for the T20 World Cup alongside Sri Lanka, Ireland and Namibia.