Bringing down the curtains, former Indian Pacer Vikram Raj Vir Singh announced his retirement from all the forms of cricket following his stagnant health issues. “I kept trying to make a comeback, but if it wasn’t my ankle, it was my back. You cannot fool around with your body. I had surgeries, rehab. After 2014, I didn’t play at all for a few years. But I trained and tried to play in 2018. But I couldn’t make it, so I started thinking about the future,” the 34-year-old Singh said with a heavy heart. The Chandigarh-born made his debut for Punjab in 2003/04 Ranji Trophy and continued to play first-class cricket. He was also the part of Indian Cricket team which ended up as semifinalists in U-19 World Cup at Bangladesh in 2004. After that the ace fast bowler made his debut in test cricket in 2006 against West Indies. He received his golden maiden call-up to the national team for ODI series against Sri Lanka. However, after that the young pacer failed to clear fitness test and subsequently dropped from the squad.
The retirement decision was not an overnight thought for him as VRV Singh gave his best to get his career back on track. Star cricketer Yuvraj Singh also encouraged him to buck up and sweat it out on fthe ield again but clearly it made no sense for him due to constant injuries.
Singh represented his home city Punjab in 29 first-class matches capturing total 121 wickets. Not only this, but the player also showed his bowling talent in first three editions of Indian Premier League (IPL). The pacer played his final match in Ranji Trophy 2014 for Punjab in which he was able to take two wickets in first innings and five wickets in the second one against Jammu and Kashmir.