After removing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag from the 2011 World Cup, Pieter Seelaar, the captain of the Netherlands, announced his retirement.
He, the Netherlands’ captain, said on Sunday that he was retiring due to a persistent back problem.
The Netherlands’ Pieter Seelaar announced on Sunday that he was retiring from international cricket due to ongoing back problems. Cricket enthusiasts will never forget his World Cup 2011 performance against India in Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, where he concluded with 3-53 in 10 overs. Seelaar’s spell returned to Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Yusuf Pathan’s hut over the course of two overs.
In 57 ODIs and 77 T20Is, Seelaar played for the Netherlands. With 58 wickets for 1,290 runs, 591 runs in 46 innings, and a top score of 96 not out, he has a solid track record, especially in T20Is.
Pieter made his debut for the Netherlands against Warwickshire in May 2005. He played his first ODI at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen against Sri Lanka in July 2006.
Seelaar said in a formal statement released by Netherlands Cricket that due to deteriorating back problems that started in 2020, “I am no longer able to contribute everything I’ve got.”
Seelaar (34), a Dutch athlete, debuted for his country in 2005. In 2018, he succeeded Peter Borren as captain. Most people know Seelaar as a competent, economical, and devastating left-arm spinner.
Over time, he also put a lot of effort into honing his batting, which helped him get to the middle of the order.
In the opening match of the 2009 T20 World Cup, Seelaar’s squad defeated England at Lord’s. In that legendary game, he booted out England captain Paul Collingwood. He also took part in the 2014 T20 World Cup team that defeated England in Bangladesh.