Pieter Seelaar, captain of the Netherlands, retired

Pieter Seelaar, captain of the Netherlands, retires after dismissing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag at the 2011 World Cup.

He, the captain of the Netherlands, revealed on Sunday that he was retiring owing to a chronic back injury.

Pieter Seelaar, the captain of the Netherlands, said on Sunday that he was quitting international cricket owing to persistent back issues. Fans of cricket will never forget his performance against India at the 2011 World Cup in Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium when he finished with figures of 3-53 in 10 overs. In the course of two overs, Seelaar’s spell returned to the hut of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Yusuf Pathan.

Seelaar represented the Netherlands in 57 ODIs and 77 T20Is. He has a strong track record, especially in T20Is, with 58 wickets for 1,290 runs, 591 runs in 46 innings, and the best score of 96 not out.

In May 2005, Pieter made his international debut for the Netherlands against Warwickshire. At the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen, he made his ODI debut in July 2006 against Sri Lanka.

Seelaar stated in a formal statement provided by Netherlands Cricket that “I am no longer able to contribute everything I’ve got” as a result of worsening back issues that began in 2020.

Seelaar (34), a Dutch player, made his international debut in 2005. He succeeded Peter Borren as captain in 2018. Seelaar is largely recognized as a precise, cost-efficient, and powerful left-arm spinner.

He also put a lot of effort into improving his batting over the years, which eventually led to him being placed in the middle order.

Seelaar was a member of the team that defeated England at Lord’s in the 2009 T20 World Cup opening game. He dismissed Paul Collingwood, the then-England captain, in that iconic game. He was also a member of the T20 World Cup squad that defeated England once more in Bangladesh in 2014.

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