Ben Stokes To Shahid Afridi: Cricketers Who Came Out Of Retirement - See Pics
Former Pakistan captain is regarded as one of the best all-rounders of the twenty-first century, but he is better known for his comebacks after retirement than for his cricketing abilities.
Shahid Afridi declared his temporary retirement from Test cricket in 2006, but returned as captain in 2010. He led the side for only one Test before quitting from Test cricket for good.
Following the 2011 World Cup, he retired from One-Day Internationals (ODIs), citing disagreements with coach Waqar Younis. However, he returned to the ODI team later in 2011 and played until the 2015 World Cup under Misbah-ul-Haq's leadership.
Zimbabwean cricketer Brendan Taylor confirmed his retirement from international cricket in 2015.
He made a spectacular comeback in 2017, though, and rejoined the Zimbabwe national squad. Taylor has been a regular performer for his club since his return, contributing with both the bat and the gloves as a wicketkeeper-batsman. He is still an important member of Zimbabwe's cricket system.
The West Indian all-rounder retired from international cricket in 2018, but returned in 2020 to participate in a T20I series against Ireland. He has indicated an interest in competing in the next T20 World Cup.
Bravo has over 500 T20 wickets, which is the most in T20 history. He continues to play T20 cricket in various leagues across the world.
Moeen Ali, a member of the England cricket team, announced his retirement from the Test format at the height of COVID-19 in 2021. He has, however, returned to the Ashes series after a two-year break.
England's Test captain Ben Stokes made his 50-over comeback for the ODI World Cup 2023, which is being held in India this year. Stokes retired from one-day international cricket to concentrate on England's Test team with coach Brendon McCullum.
The outspoken English batsman Kevin Pietersen stunned everyone when he announced his retirement from limited-overs cricket in 2011, vowing to concentrate solely on Test matches.
However, he made a comeback after a few months and has yet to announce his definitive retirement from international cricket. He has a poor relationship with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).