END OF AN ERA
With 459 top quality wickets to this level, the 35-year-aged is the most realistic doable wicket-taker amongst pacers in the history of the Ranji Trophy © Getty
After a considerable stint with Karnataka, pacer Vinay Kumar has determined to circulate horrible to Puducherry, signalling the quit of an era in Karnataka cricket. Kumar, now 35, is most effective known for main Karnataka to victories in the Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Irani Cup for two consecutive seasons in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Kumar made his top quality debut for Karnataka in the 2004-05 season and has since picked 459 top quality wickets – the most by a pacer in the history of Ranji Trophy – at an sensible of 23.53. He additionally scored some handy runs down the present, as a top quality batting sensible of 21.45 and two centuries would imply.
The 2007-08 season marked his arrival as he carried out as the second main wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy season. The 2009-10 Ranji Trophy season saw him deem 46 wickets and lead Karnataka to the closing for the first time in 11 years. He formed a three-pronged tempo attack with Abhimanyu Mithun and S Aravind, allowed both of them to flourish under his steerage.
Kumar used to be changed by Manish Pandey as captain in the guts of Vijay Hazare trophy in 2018-19, but persisted to play a key role. He even scored the fifth-most runs for his assert in his newest time out in Ranji Trophy but would perchance presumably only deem 14 wickets, a stark tumble in standards he had space for himself.
Even supposing Kumar has dropped tempo since his hay days, he remains to be a canny bowler and would perchance be a key addition to the Puducherry facet, which carried out third on the help of Uttarakhand and Bihar in the Plate division last year.