- He has the best bowling performance in ODI cricket
- He was the captain of the Karnataka team
- Played under Dhoni’s captaincy
Stuart Binny’s retirement announcement has not made much of a difference in Indian cricket. Junior Binny started playing domestic cricket for Karnataka in the mid-2000s but his early days were not good at all. Those were the days when the burden of being the children of the most famous fathers seemed to drag Roger Binny’s son out of nowhere like Vivek Jayasinghe and Rohan Gavaskar. Stuart Binny still remembers with gratitude the moment he felt the need to sign the Indian Cricket League in 2007.
He was unable to make any particular impact in the multi-day format but was able to make his mark in the world of Indian cricket through the ICL. When the ICL was stopped, the Mumbai Indians did not abandon Binny along with Ambati Rayudu, then nicknamed Junior Tendulkar.
The words of the real Sourav Ganguly when Binny retired were “Binny’s contribution to cricket will be written in golden letters” – just enough to gauge his hard work. Had he been able to make the team in Ganguly’s golden age, he would probably have been known in Indian cricket as a good all-rounder like his father. But what Binny kept for a long time was an invaluable record. The record of 0️6 / 0️4, the best bowling performance in ODI cricket, which could not be surpassed by any other Indian batsman, was also saved by India’s 105-run knock against Bangladesh.
17 years in domestic cricket has never been a short time, and 4796 runs and 148 wickets in 95 matches has never been so easy. In addition, Binny, who scored 87 in his Test debut in England and played a few good innings in the IPL, could have been another Roger Binny in Indian cricket if he had been a little lucky.
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