This is not the way you retire after playing 2 decades for Bengal: Sourav Ganguly asks Manoj Tiwary to come out of retirement to play for one last time

Manoj Tiwary Returns from Retirement to Chase Ranji Trophy Glory for Bengal

Veteran cricketer Manoj Tiwary, renowned for his association with Bengal cricket, has made a surprising decision to reverse his retirement and play another season in the red-ball format. Tiwary’s choice comes as a result of his aspiration to guide the Bengal team to victory in the coveted Ranji Trophy.

Having initially announced his retirement via social media, Tiwary’s abrupt decision prompted the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president, Snehashish Ganguly, to encourage a more fitting farewell for the accomplished player. Ganguly expressed his belief that a seasoned contributor like Tiwary deserved a proper send-off on the cricket field, considering his significant impact on Bengal cricket over nearly two decades.


Speaking about Tiwary’s sudden retirement, Ganguly said, “After I got to know about Manoj’s retirement, I was very much surprised at his decision. I got in touch with him and told him that after representing Bengal for nearly two decades, this is not the right way to announce the retirement. A player and leader like him must retire on the cricket field and not in this manner. He has contributed immensely for Bengal Cricket, so he deserves a special and proper farewell.”

Tiwary, who previously led Bengal to a runners-up position in the Ranji Trophy’s 2022-23 edition, emphasized his commitment to pursuing the championship title in the upcoming season. Addressing his impulsive retirement decision, Tiwary acknowledged the selfishness of his initial choice, which caused concern for his family, teammates, and fans.

He revealed that after discussions with Snehashish Ganguly, he was convinced to continue his cricketing journey for one more season with Bengal. Tiwary extended his gratitude towards CAB, recognizing their unparalleled support and contribution to players.