[caption id="attachment_814947" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-814947" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/VRV-Singh.jpg" alt="VRV Singh" width="628" height="355" /> VRV Singh (Getty Images)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vrv-singh/">VRV Singh</a> has announced his retirement from all formats thus bringing an end to an injury-marred career. <p></p> <p></p>The 34-year-old, a promising fast bowler, made his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> debut in an ODI against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> in Jamshedpur back in April 2006 and played one more without taking any wicket. <p></p> <p></p>He made his Test debut in the same year, in June, against West Indies at St John's and played four more of those picking up eight wickets at 53.37. <p></p> <p></p>The Punjab bowler was hoping to resurrect his professional career after being laid low by injuries but a failure to do so last year forced him to rethink about his future. <p></p> <p></p>"I kept trying to make a comeback, but if it wasn't my ankle, it was my back. You cannot fool around with your body. I had surgeries, rehab after 2014, I didn't play at all for a few years, but I trained and tried to play in 2018. But I couldn't make it, so I started thinking about the future," VRV told <em>ESPNcricinfo</em>. <p></p> <p></p>VRV's last first-class match was in January 2014, against Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from that, he also represented Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. <p></p> <p></p>"It's not an overnight decision, but once I couldn't get fit for the 2018-19 season, I thought it made sense to leave. Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) encouraged me a lot, the PCA (Punjab Cricket Association) also backed me, and I gave it my best. But, unfortunately, it didn't happen. So I thought it best to retire and think about what to do next," he said. <p></p>VRV has a lot of regrets having lost his 'golden years to injury' but at the same time feels lucky to have gotten the chance to play for his country. <p></p> <p></p>"I am lucky, and very happy, that I played for India. Not many players get that opportunity. But, of course, there are a lot of regrets. I did well in the Under-19s. I played for India when I was still young. I had a good start, but yes, when I look back, it was an incomplete career, I lost my golden years to injury. What I had foreseen for myself didn't happen. I tried, but I guess it wasn't written in my destiny," he said.