Former India seam bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vinay-kumar/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R Vinay Kumar</a> has left his home state of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/karnataka" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Karnataka</a> ahead of the 2019-20 Indian domestic season, choosing to join <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Puducherry" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Puducherry</a> as one of their professional players. <p></p> <p></p>Vinay, who led Karnataka to the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/karnataka-create-history-win-vijay-hazare-trophy-by-4-wickets-111845" target="_blank" rel="noopener">domestic treble in 2013-14</a> and 2014-15, exits the Karnataka setup at the age of 35 and after 14 seasons. <p></p> <p></p>He leaves with a proud record: 410 first-class wickets for Karnataka at 22.2o apiece, by far the most for any bowler from the state, and with 21 five-wicket hauls in an innings; 121 at 19.69 in List A cricket; and 54 at 21.70 in T20s. <p></p> <p></p>With the bat, he scored 2582 runs at 22.25 for Karnataka, inclusive of two centuries and 12 fifties. From 68 List A matches, he averaged a superb 30.06 with four half-centuries with a best of 82. In 49 T20s for Karnataka, he averaged 17.81 with a best of 38. <p></p> <p></p>Vinay made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2004-05 season and played his last match for them in January 2019. His breakout seasons was 2007-08 when he finished the Ranji Trophy as the second-highest wicket-taker, and in 2009-10 he starred with 46 to help Karnataka to their first Ranji final in 11 seasons. <p></p> <p></p>During this time, he broke into the Indian cricket team and played 31 ODIs, nine T20Is and one Test from 2010 to 2013. <p></p> <p></p>Vinay now moves to Puducherry, who in their maiden Ranji Trophy season in 2018-19 finished third in the Plate League.