6 Cricketers Who Had Announced Early Retirement

Craig Kieswetter

Craig made a promising start to his career and was on the right way to become England’s regular wicketkeeper-batsman. He won the Man of the Match award in the 2010 World T20 tournament final as he helped his team lift the trophy.

However when everything was going fine, his form suddenly hit a slump after the World T20. As a result he was dropped from the national side. He chose to return to county cricket in order to make a comeback.

However on 12 July 2014, a bouncer from David Wiley went through the grille and visor of his helmet and struck his face. As a result his nose broke and his cheek bone fractured.

Kieswetter underwent a facial surgery, but suffered from double vision for a while. His return to cricket was hampered due to poor vision. Hence, at a young age of 27, Kieswetter announced his retirement. Since then, he has tried his hand at professional golf.