“Well done Vinay on a fantastic career. Your contribution to Karnataka cricket and India is praiseworthy. Congratulations, you can look back with pride. Best wishes for the future,” Kumble tweeted.
@Vinay_Kumar_R @richavkumar @BCCI @BCCIdomestic @sachin_rt @msdhoni @virendersehwag @GautamGambhir @imVkohli… https://t.co/OL4iEDwCkb
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) 1614331809000
While announcing his retirement, Vinay Kumar had tweeted: “Today “Davangere Express” after running for 25 years and passing so many stations of cricketing life, has finally arrived at a station called “retirement”.
“With a lot of mixed emotions, I Vinay Kumar R hereby announce my retirement from international and first-class cricket. It is not an easy decision to make, however, there comes a time in every sportsperson’s life where one has to call it a day.”
Thankyou all for your love and support throughout my career. Today I hang up my boots. 🙏🙏❤️ #ProudIndian https://t.co/ht0THqWTdP
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) 1614330799000
Vinay Kumar played for India in all three formats of the game. In his career, he played 1 Test, 31 ODIs, and 9 T20Is for the country, managing to take 49 wickets across all formats of the game.
@Vinay_Kumar_R Congratulations big fella! You can be very proud of you achievements and the way you led KSCA to so… https://t.co/MMuW4sNetd
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) 1614332815000
His best figures in international career came in the ODI format where he returned with the figures of 4/30 against England in Delhi in 2011.
@Vinay_Kumar_R @richavkumar @BCCI @BCCIdomestic @anilkumble1074 @sachin_rt @msdhoni @virendersehwag @GautamGambhir… https://t.co/zNQUgn6nlY
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) 1614332138000
Vinay Kumar played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League. He also led Karnataka to two consecutive Ranji Trophy titles in 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
@Vinay_Kumar_R @richavkumar @BCCI @BCCIdomestic @anilkumble1074 @sachin_rt @msdhoni @virendersehwag @GautamGambhir… https://t.co/vGDCSzcxeu
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1614331839000
In November 2018, he played his 100th match in the Ranji Trophy. In 2019, he moved from Karnataka to Puducherry, ahead of the Ranji Trophy season.