20th January 2023
One of the most notable and remarkable Cricketer Kamlesh Makwana has announced his retirement from all formats of Cricket.
Kamlesh Makwana played 93 First Class Matches and captured 250 wickets with best bowling per innings of 7/100, best bowling per match of 10/67 and economy of 3.02. He scored 2357 runs with highest of 108, 3 centuries and 8 fifties. He played 75 List A matches taking 73 wickets and scoring 560 runs. Kamlesh made his debut in Ranji Trophy in 2004 .
Kamlesh was today presented memento and felicitated by Mr. Niranjan Shah, former Hon. Secretary of BCCI and Mr. Jaydev Shah President of Saurashtra Cricket Association in presence of Mr. Himanshu Shah Hon. Secretary of Saurashtra Cricket Association, Mr. Jaydev Unadkat, Mr. Cheteshwar Pujara, Team Saurashtra, Team Andhra and other dignitaries.
“Kamlesh’s extraordinary Cricketing Career to be remembered forever. He is unsung Hero and I am the witness of some of his finest and awesome bowling spells; his figures say it all. I wish him many more success in second innings of his Cricketing career in different roles and contributions” expressed Mr Niranjan Shah, former Hon. Secretary of BCCI
Mr. Jaydev Shah, President of Saurashtra Cricket Association expressed, “Kamlesh is one of the very important and remarkable cricketers and has always been great with the ball as well as bat. He has given many match winning performances and his contribution to the Game has always been remarkable. I am fortunate to play some of memorable matches with Kamlesh. He always been a great team member and very humble being. I wish him all the success in his second innings. His much experience of the Game shall always be valuable and important.”
“I would like to congratulate Kamlesh on a fantastic career, he is one of the best off spinner Saurashtra has produced and his contribution to Saurashtra cricket has been remarkable, he has played many important knocks for Saurashtra, on this day I fondly remember his father who worked as a grounds man and he would be a proud man with what Kamlesh has achieved, congratulations to his family and wishing him all the very best for his future endeavours” expressed Mr Cheteshwar Pujara
“Today marks the end of one of the more remarkable careers for Team Saurashtra. One of my oldest team-mate, Kamlesh Makwana is announcing his retirement today from the game. Kamlesh has been a team-man in true sense. To take 250 wickets and score more than 2000 runs in first-class cricket is an outstanding feat, of which he should be really proud of! I would like to thank him for his contributions towards taking this team to greater heights. And I am sure he will still have a lot to contribute to cricket in future. Well done Mak! You spun the ball like a champion. All the best.” Expressed Mr Jaydev Unadkat
Mr. Ravindra Jadeja in his video note expressed, “ Hello Mak, on your announcement of your retirement, it must have been difficult decision for you. You have always been a great team player. In Cricket we played together, I have always admired you as great player. You have always given priority to your team by putting best of your efforts, be it bowling of batting. I wish you all the success in all your endeavours.”
“Kamlesh is a wonderful team man , stood whenever the team needed him be it bowling or batting. A great contributor for SCA. I wish him all the best in all that he does ?”
-Mr Sheldon Jackson
“Kamlesh has been a great contributor for Saurashtra cricket. He has been kind of a player when team needs a wicket we always looked at Mak, when we lose some early wickets he will score very useful runs for the team and an outstanding fielder. a player every captain would want in his team !
I congratulate him for a fantastic career he had as a player and my all the best wishes for his 2nd inn, I am sure he will continue serving the game of cricket in some different capacity”
-Mr Sitanshu Kotak
Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association heartily wish Kamlesh Makwana all the very best in his second innings of Cricketing life.