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🏏 Five Team India cricketers on the road to retirement..

🏏 BCCI announced its new annual contract. While 11 young faces have joined this central contract, some veteran players have failed to join the central contract. It seems that the career of these five prominent players is partially over. With this list, it seems that they are likely to announce their retirement.

Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan, who played his last match for Team India in December 2022, has also been exempted from his central contract by the BCCI. Currently, Dhawan is not in the team in any form. Now there are doubts about his return. Questions are being raised whether he can make a comeback in Team India or not.

Cheteshwar Pujara: Pujara has not been seen in Team India since the World Test Championship 2023 final. However, Pujara has done well in domestic cricket lately. But he was released from the BCCI central contract. This raises questions whether Pujara's career is over.

Ajinkya Rahane: The team's former vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is also not part of the deal. Rahane, who got a place in the Indian team after the IPL last year, played in the 2023 WTC final. After that, he was selected as the vice-captain for the West Indies tour. However, Rahane, who was suddenly absent from the team after this, was also weak in Ranjilo and now he has been released from the contract.

Umesh Yadav: Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav has also been fighting for a place in the Indian team for a long time. Like Pujara and Rahane, he too was part of the earlier deal. However, now there is no place for them in the new contract. Now there are doubts about his comeback.

Ishant Sharma: Another Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma is also not part of this central deal. He was not even in the team for the last two years. So the chances of breaking Ishant's career are high.