The 33-year-old Punjab all-rounder Gurkeerat Singh Mann has declared his retirement from Indian and international cricket. Six years after joining Gujarat Titans as an IPL champion, he participated in three One-Day Internationals for his country in 2016.
When Gurkeerat was a member of the Punjab Under-22 team that won the CK Nayudu Trophy in 2011, people began to take note of his abilities as an offspinner and a quick-scorer. From then on, consistent performances led to an India call-up. When the ‘A’ team was formed in 2015, he was instrumental in helping the side defeat Australia A in the tri-series final. Gurkeerat carried over that form and confidence into the Ranji Trophy that season, and his elevation was complete when he amassed a double-hundred and then took nine wickets in a row.
Gurkeerat traveled with India’s limited-overs team to Australia at the beginning of 2016, where he made his ODI debut in Melbourne. Gurkeerat was selected in the Test team for the home series against South Africa in November, but he did not participate.
In one-day international cricket, Gurkeerat faced 13 balls as a hitter and bowled 60 balls as a bowler. He played for his local team, the Kings XI Punjab, till 2017, during which time he made his IPL debut in 2012 and amassed 342 runs at a strike rate of 126 in 24 innings. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019, when he amassed 169 runs at a strike rate of 113 in eight innings. The Titans selected him in 2022. Despite not playing for them, he was a member of the team that eventually won the championship. This month, Punjab won the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy for the first time ever, whereas Gurkeerat only played one game during the campaign.