Stuart Binny retires from cricket
Former Indian and Karnataka cricketer Stuart Binny has finally announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Binny 37, is the son of India’s 1983 World cup winning legend Roger Binny. Who was a part of many Indian triumphs during the 1980s. Stuart Binny is also the husband of Mayanti Langer Binny who is a well known sports and cricket presenter.
Stuart Binny was a hard-hitting batsman in the lower middle order and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He played 6 tests for India scoring 194 runs at 21 average and took 3 wickets. In 14 Odis he scored 230 runs at 28.75 average and claimed 20 wickets. He played only in 3 T20Is for India getting 35 runs and 1 wicket.
Binny’s 2 biggest moments for India were his match-saving 78 runs on Test debut at Nottingham vs England and his amazing bowling figures of 6 wickets for just 4 runs against Bangladesh in an ODI which to date still remains the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODI cricket. Stuart Binny retires from cricket.
In the Nottingham test of 2014, Stuart Binny made his debut. England had taken a 40 run lead on the first innings. And had India struggling at 184/6 on the last day with Dhoni (31) also dismissed. However, Binny played a resilient but strokeful 78 off 114 balls with 8 fours and 1 six and was involved in two crucial stands – 64 runs with Jadeja and 91 run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (63*) to take the match out of England’s grasp and save India.
Binny’s wife Mayanti shared an instagram photo of his debut test after Binny’s retirement as under
Binny bowled brilliantly in an ODI against Bangladesh at Dhaka. India batted first and was bowl out for 105 only. In reply, Bangladesh needed 106 in 41 overs under the Duckworth Lewis method. However, Binny bowled an unplayable spell taking 6/4 to decimate the Bangladesh middle order. His delivery to Shakib was brilliant. It moved away after pitching to take the edge to Saha. Also unplayable was the ball to Mortaza bowled from wide off the crease angling in, then pitched and moved away for Mortaza to edge it to Saha. Bangladesh was skittle out for 58 and Binny’s 6/4 till date remains the best bowling figures by an Indian in an ODI.
Binny had a,great first class record of 4796 runs at 34 average in 95 matches and took 148 wickets at 32 average. He majorly played for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy and contributed majorly for his state.
In IPL Stuart Binny scored 880 runs and took 22 wickets in 95 matches. His better IPL years was with Rajasthan Royals. Later he played for RCB.
Coming from a cricketing background, Binny managed to achieve whatever he could with his decent talents. Surely a longer run with the Indian team would have been more fulfilling like his dad.
Blessed with a son recently, Binny may now share his enormous cricket experience with young cricketers of the country for the development of the game.