Bengal Ranji team captain Cricketer Manoj Tiwary has gone back on his retirement decision a week after he announced calling it quits from all forms of cricket, media reported. Tiwary debuted in 2004 against Delhi at the Eden Gardens. In 2018, he left Bengal captaincy and entered politics.
“It was a proud moment to captain Bengal in the last season. I want to give it one more try before leaving,” Times of India quoted him as saying at the Eden Gardens. The Tiwary-led Bengal team reached the Ranji finals twice in the last three seasons. Bengal was a favorite for the trophy.
The 37-year-old cricketer had announced his retirement last week. Tiwary said on his Instagram page that he’s “bidding goodbye” to cricket. His sudden decision took even his wife by surprise. But, on Tuesday, he decided to give it more shot at the coveted trophy.
A few things you can learn from Tiwary’s actions.
Retirement Planning: When Tiwary suddenly announced his retirement, it disappointed his fans. “I was flooded by messages; everyone got disheartened at the decision. I was a little selfish in making that decision, so my apologies. It was fully a personal decision. Then I realised, how could it be an individual decision,” Tiwary quoted as saying.
He took an impromptu decision that needed to be better thought out; he was being selfish.
While such a flip-flop on a retirement decision may not be possible for everyone, some among us do not even plan or consider it. The episode highlights that one should give time for retirement planning, as it is not only about finance but also about careful planning.
Not About You Only: Retirement is an important decision, so one should involve family while deciding on it. As Tiwary chose to retire without consulting, his family was surprised. Luckily, his wife and friends made him realise that he should not decide impulsively and give it a second thought; he decided to give it another try to win the trophy. The retirement age depends on the employer’s retirement policy if you are in a job. But if you are a professional like Tiwary, you decide when to retire. Hence, plan by keeping your family in the loop.
Find Ways To Keep Yourself Engaged: Retirement brings free time, which may lead to boredom. In the case of Tiwary, he left the Bengal team captaincy in 2018 and entered politics. He is currently serving as a sports and youth affairs minister of state. It shows some planning for the future. Tiwary’s case serves as an example to others. However, after retirement, you could explore income opportunities or hobbies you have been unable to do in your active work life.