Today is a historic day for the Indian Cricket team. India won the Natwest Series final against England,16 years ago, today. India chased a record 326 runs with 2 wickets in hand. Nobody could forget Sourav Ganguly taking off his shirt and waving it on the Lords’ balcony.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 13, 2018
The player who was instrumental in that historic victory, Mohammad Kaif announced his retirement today.
An apt day to make this announcement pic.twitter.com/F97vuKaoKA
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 13, 2018
He has penned down a heartfelt letter thanking his teammates and fans.
Kaif has played 125 ODIs and 13 Tests for India and have scored 2753 and 624 runs respectively. He will be most remembered for his brilliant catching and fielding.
His teammates wished bid him farewell from the game.
You've chosen the best day to announce your retirement, @MohammadKaif. Those memories are still fresh in our minds. May Lord bless you with more and more success, just like the one at Lord's back in 2002. My best wishes to you always. pic.twitter.com/4vMeVKjyfy
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 13, 2018
Just like timing your catches to perfection, timed the retirement perfectly @MohammadKaif . 16 years to the day we conquered Lord's and won the NatWest Trophy. Wish you a very happy and satisfying retired life. pic.twitter.com/Ls7rdqNvdG
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 13, 2018
13-07-02 a new era of Indian power cricket began.
13-07-18 the hero of that game retires.
Thanks @MohammadKaif for being a great friend and a loyal lover of this game which connects us all.
Wishing you all the happiness and success in life ahead.
Bhai shab 😘 pic.twitter.com/UvQke0lYam
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 13, 2018
Well done on ur career bhaisaab @MohammadKaif you were the one who changed the mind set of the fielding in Indian cricket.even though I would have liked u to stay slightly behind on d 30yard circle bT I knew u had d best intention;) Wish you all d luck for ur future endeavours
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 13, 2018
Congratulations on a fantastic career Kaif. You can be very proud of your efforts and my best wishes to you and your family 🙏🏻
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 13, 2018
A great day to hang up your boots as the Indian won the historic NatWest series on this day. It was a pleasure for me and other team mates to play under your captaincy for Uttar Pradesh. Congratulations on a glittering career @MohammadKaif. pic.twitter.com/LnOXe4mjAV
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 13, 2018
@MohammadKaif Bhai we have shared such amazing memories together. You have been my brother, team player and my mentor. I’m sure you will achieve great heights in your career further. I wish you all the success ahead!!! Cheers brother to a new beginning! 🙌 https://t.co/I3LrosqmhY
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 13, 2018