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By Vaishvedhidha | Jun 25, 2019 03:12 PM

On Saturday, 36-year-old former Indian pacer Manpreet Singh Gony announced his retirement from all forms of cricket except overseas short-format leagues through a letter sent to the Punjab Cricket Association, reports Indian Express.

Former Chennai Super Kings player Gony retires

Gony played in two ODIs for India apart from playing in 61 first class matches for Punjab and 44 IPL matches. Gony claimed 196 wickets in 61 matches before his retirement and also played for teams like Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers in IPL, a tournament in which he claimed 37 wickets in 44 matches in his career.

Gony’s long-time coach Sukhwinder Tinkoo said regarding his trainee, “He was one of the fastest and accurate bowlers for Punjab. If he had not faced injuries, he would have played in more matches and picked up more wickets."

He went on to say, "Getting a chance to play under M S Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings in IPL in 2008 was a career changing moment for Gony." He also said that the player will be associated in cricket in one form or the other.

He also signed up for Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada league, following in the footsteps of his statemate, Yuvraj Singh.