Domestic cricketer Rajat Bhatia retires from all forms of cricket

Rajat Bhatia retirement

Domestic cricket veteran Rajat Bhatia and also the IPL winner on Wednesday announced retirement from all forms of professional cricket. 

Bhatia represented Delhi’s team in 2008 when they won the Ranji Trophy title in 2008. He hit 139* runs in the finals against Uttar Pradesh which remains one of the most memorable knocks of his domestic career. 

He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 1999-2000 season and scored 6,482 runs and took 137 wickets so far. Bhatia became one of the most prolific all-rounders in the Indian domestic circuit. 

Rajat Bhatia

Bhatia also played for Delhi Daredevils in the initial years of his IPL career before joining Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011. The very next season in 2012, the KKR was crowned the champions of the IPL under captain Gautam Gambhir. Bhatia played a climacteric role in leading his side into the finals of the tournament against Chennai Super Kings. 

He was later bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2014 season of IPL for a whopping  ₹. 1.7 crores, however, his stint with the Rajasthan based franchise didn’t go well. 

In 2016, Rising Pune Supergiants picked the all-rounder for the next two seasons before the franchise was dissolved in 2018. Since then he stopped playing in the IPL after featuring in as many as 95 matches in IPL and took 71 wickets.