Shadab Jakati, former Goa spinner, on his Twitter handle, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 21-year long journey. He represented his home team Goa in 92 First-class matches claiming 275 wickets at an average of 32.0. While in List-A matches, the left-arm spinner claimed 93 wickets at an average of 35.33. He also played 91 T-20 matches claiming 73 wickets at an average of 31.23. He played his last T-20 game for his home team Goa on 14 January, 2018 against Andhra in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
On Friday, 27 December, 2019, he posted a tweet thanking BCCI and Goa Cricket for providing him with a chance to fulfil his dreams. He tweeted, “Just announced my retirement from all forms of cricket,Even though I have not been playing much over the last 1 year,it has been One of the harder things I have done in my life.Thank you @BCCI @goacricket11 with sincere gratitude 4 making me live my dream for the last 23 years.”
Just announced my retirement from all forms of cricket,Even though I have not been playing much over the last 1 year,it has been One of the harder things I have done in my life.Thank you @BCCI @goacricket11 with sincere gratitude 4 making me live my dream for the last 23 years pic.twitter.com/AoIvsS8IOO
— Shadab Jakati (@jakati27) December 27, 2019
The former Chennai Super Kings spinner, Shadab Jakati, made his mark way back in 2009 on less conducive South African pitches, he produced some magical spells of leg-spin representing his franchise. In the forth-coming years, he continued his good form for the franchise claiming a total of 45 wickets under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Later he was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore, but he hardly played getting only one game that too against his former team in whole IPL season of 2014. After Royal Challengers Bangalore, he also played for Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017 IPL seasons, where he seldom played.
From the last two years, the 39-year-old changed his career path taking a little bit more interest in politics and social service. He joined Goa Forward, a regional party of Goa.