Former India batsman, Mohammad Kaif, has announced that he will retire from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect.
Kaif, 37, played 13 Tests and 125 ODIs for India and was a first-class giant, with over 10000 runs playing for Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Kaif’s crowning glory was his match-winning knock of 87 at the Lord’s, helping India to a fantastic come-from-behind win in the Natwest trophy in 2002.
“I’m writing to you today to announce my retirement from all forms of first-class cricket,” Kaif intimated acting president CK Khanna and acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary in an email, according to PTI.
“I am retiring today as it’s been 16 years since the historic NatWest Trophy win in which I was glad to play my part, and I’d like to remember that as I bow out,” he wrote. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have worn the India cap, and to have gone on to play 125 ODIs and 13 Tests for India, and for several other moments.”
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