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England's Ansari retires at 25 to pursue other ambitions
April 27, 2017 / 5:53 AM / 8 months ago

England's Ansari retires at 25 to pursue other ambitions

(Reuters) - England and Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 25 to pursue other ambitions.

Cricket - India v England - First Test cricket match - Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, India - 10/11/16. England's Zafar Ansari plays a shot. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Ansari played in England’s test series in India and Bangladesh last year and also represented the side in an one-day international in 2015.

“After seven years as a professional cricketer and almost two decades in total playing the game, I have decided to bring my cricket career to an end,” Ansari said in a statement.

“While the timing may come as a surprise, I have always maintained that cricket was just one part of my life and that I have other ambitions that I want to fulfil.”

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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