Abdullah made his First Class (FC) debut for Mumbai in the 2007/08 season and went on to feature in 71 games for Mumbai, amassing 2641 runs and collecting 220 wickets.
On Friday, Iqbal Abdullah, a former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner, announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket.
Abdullah made his First Class (FC) debut for Mumbai in the 2007/08 season, and he went on to feature in 71 games for Mumbai, hitting 2641 runs and taking 220 wickets.
He was recognised for his useful lower-middle order contributions with the bat, scoring three FC centuries in the process.
The 33-year-old Azamgarh native was a member of India’s World Cup-winning U-19 side in 2008, where he took 13 wickets.
Following his stint with Mumbai, the left-arm spinner also represented Mizoram, Sikkim, Kerala, and Uttarakhand.
“With a heavy heart, time has come to say good bye, good bye to this competitive game, which gave me great recognition, exposure and made me who I am today,” he wrote in the post.
“I am fortunate to have wonderful family and friends who have stood by my side at all times.” Hanging boots is never simple, but everything has its time,” he noted.