RP Singh who was one of the heroes on India’s side during the World T20 win in 2007. He also had a huge role during the Test match against Australia the same year in Perth. The left-arm, fast-medium pace bowler made his ODI debut on 4th September 2005 against Zimbabwe and his Test debut on 21st January 2006 against Pakistan.
On the 4th os September 2018, 13 years after he put on the Indian jersey for the first time, Singh took to Twitter to announce his retirement. In his 13 years long career, Singh had played 14 Tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals for India. The day he chose to retire was the 4th of September which 13 years ago was the day of his first ODI debut against Zimbabwe.
He was last featured in an international game in an ODI for India against England on 16th Sept 2011 in Cardiff. He finished his international career with a total of 124 wickets to his name. The biggest highlight of his career took place in the first match of the three-Test match series against England at Lord’s 2007.
It was here that he picked up his five-wicket haul and had his career-best figures of 5/59 during the second Innings. He was the key player who helped India win the series after a long 21-year wait.
He also had a major role to play in 2007 when India won the inaugural edition of the ICC World T20. This is where he was able to pick up 12 wickets from just seven matches. This made him the highest wicket-taker on his side and third overall in the bowling charts.
During the Premier League in 2009, Singh had a big part too. He continued his role as the leading wicket-taker. He was able to send back an outstanding 23 batsmen. It was all because of his bowling skills that pushed his team, the Deccan Chargers to win the title during the second season of the tournament that was held in South Africa.
His last first-class game was played in 2017 where he represented Gujarat against Mumbai. In 94 games he finished with 301 wickets which included 12 five-wicket hauls.