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The surprising reason behind the retirement of the cricketer who won India the World Cup

smit patel winner 2012 T-20 World Cup

In the final of the Under 19 World Cup 2012, Smit Patel along with the captain of the team, Unmukt Chand, led the Indian team to victory with a century partnership in the final match.

Cricketer Smit Patel has now decided to retire from Indian cricket.

In the final of the 2012 World Cup, India had a match against the Australian team, in the match, Smit got a great batting and gave his country the Under 19 World Cup.

Smit Patel scored 708 runs in 28 T20 matches and took 24 wickets while playing for India.

He has scored more than 3000 runs in 55 first-class matches in domestic cricket. He has played Indian first-class cricket for Goa, Baroda, Gujarat, and Tripura.

But Smit Patel is retiring at the age of 28 only because of a BCCI rule. The rule of BCCI is that no Indian cricketer can play in foreign cricket league until he retires.

Since even after Smit Patel’s good performance, he could not make a place in the Indian International team, now he wants to play in foreign leagues.

Patel is going to play in the Caribbean Premier League 2021 this year. He will play for the Barbados Tridents team under the captaincy of Jason Holder.

Therefore, as per the rules of BCCI, he is retiring from Indian cricket.

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