Domestic all-rounder & former KKR superstar cricketer Rajat Bhatia announced his retirement from all the forms of cricket & put an end to his 20 year long career.
The medium paced bowler has grabbed 137 wickets & scored 6482 runs in his first class cricket career. He played about 112 first class games & scored 17 centuries & 50 half-centuries. His last first class game came against Mizoram in January 2019 where he led Uttarakhand & hailed the team towards victory by scoring 56 runs.
The all-rounder started his domestic career with Tamil Nadu team in 1999-2000 season before moving to Delhi in 2003-2004. While playing for Delhi, Bhatia scored an outstanding 525 runs & grabbed 26 wickets in just nine games including a knock of 139 runs in the finals against Uttar Pradesh which helped Delhi to lift the Ranji Trophy in the year 2007-2008.
Rajat was featured in 81 first class games for Delhi before he shifted to Rajasthan team in 2015. He was also a part of Delhi Daredevils franchise which is popularly known as Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
Bhatia’s unique combination of medium pace along with slow deliveries made him a difficult bowler to deal with & it seems a tough task for the batsman to hit boundaries in the IPL on Rajat’s deliveries.
Bhatia played an important role in KKR’s win of the IPL title in 2012 under the superb captaincy of former Indian Cricketer Gautam Gambhir. In all Rajat played about 146 T20 games & scored an outstanding 1251 runs & grabbed 111 wickets.