The Sentinel

Ten Famous Cricketers who came out of Retirement

Nov 3, 2021
Shahid Afridi
Afridi retired from international cricket multiple occasions. He first retired in 2006 but it didnt last long. He then called it quits in 2011 but returned to action once again.
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj called time on his international career in July, 2019. Two years after his retirement. Yuvi has decided to make a comeback on "public demand".
Imran Khan
The former Pak skipper announced his retirement after the 1987 World Cup but made a comeback after President Zia-Ul-Haq's request and guided them to their only World Cup title in 1992
Ambati Rayudu
Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in July 2019 but made a u-turn two months later. He hasn't played for India again but he did win the 2021 IPL with CSK
Kevin Pietersen
Prioritizing his red-ball career, Pietersen decided to quit white-ball cricket in 2011 but he returned to England's limited-overs squad a few months later
Dwayne Bravo
The west indies all-rounder had retired from international cricket in 2018 but changed his mind in 2019. He is currently playing in the 2021 T20 world cup
Carl Hooper
Hooper retired before the 1999 World Cup but made a surprise comeback in 2001. He led the West Indies in the 2003 World Cup.
Javed Miandad
Miandad announced retirement before the 1996 World Cup but changed his mind upon PAK PM Benazir Bhutto's request. He finally retired after the 2003 World Cup
Brendan Taylor
Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Taylor retired after the 2015 World Cup but returned to the fold in 2017 after the expiration of his two-year kolpak Deal.
Steve Tikolo
The former Kenya skipper retired from the game after the 2011 World Cup but was recalled to the squad in 2013 at the age of 42. His last international appearance came in Jan, 2014.