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Ganguly retires from all forms of cricket

Posted on: February 7, 2011

New Delhi: After being left out in the cold by the IPL, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly decided to retire from all forms of cricket, thus ending his 22 year career, media reports said on Monday.

Ganguly, who retired from international cricket in 2008, made his first-class debut in 1989-90 season while playing for Bengal against Railways. He is said to have taken the decision after being overlooked by the franchises during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction early last month.

The 38-year-old player represented India in 113 Tests, scoring 7212 runs with an average of over 42. The southpaw also played 311 one day internationals and scored a staggering 11363, including 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries.

Ganguly, who burst on the scene during India’s tour of England in 1996, has also got the honour of representing India in 49 Tests and 147 ODIs.

It was his aggressive style of play that instilled the killer instinct in the young Indian players. He also took India into the finals of the 2003 World Cup.

 

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