India’s Munaf Patel announced his retirement from international cricket on Sunday.
The bowler was part of India’s 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup winning squad.
“There is no regret; after all, the cricketers I played with have retired,” he said in an interview to Indian Express. “Only [MS] Dhoni is left! So, there is no sadness as such.
“Everyone’s time is up. I would have been sad had others been playing and I had quit.”
The bowler said that he still cannot believe that he is bidding farewell to cricket as he doesn’t know anything else.
“I understand only cricket,” he added.
He represented his country in all three formats of the game. Patel played 13 Tests and took 35 wickets with an economy rate of 3.04.
He represented India in 70 one-day internationals ad grabbed 86 wickets for the side. The pacer took four wickets in his three Twenty20 Internationals.
Patel is considering taking coaching as his next venture.
He will be seen in action in the upcoming T10 League in the United Arab Emirates.