Amay Khurasia retires from first class cricket

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2007, 23:45 [IST]
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Indore:Former India batsman Amay Khurasiya today announced his retirement from the first class cricket accepting that he could not encash on the opportunities bestowed to him.

Khurasiya told a press conference that he would continue to play county cricket and will like to accept offers for coaching.

Khurasiya started his one-day international career against Sri Lanka in Pune on May 30, 1999 and concluded it against the same rivals in Colombo on July 28, 2001. He played 12 ODIs and scored 149 runs in 11 innings with an average of 13.54 runs and a strike rate of 79.25.

His highest score was 57 against Sri Lanka. In first class cricket career, spread over it years from 1989-90 to 2006-07, he played 119 matches and scored 7,304 runs in 188 innings with an average of 40.86.

His highest score was 238 runs.

Besides BCCI selection committee member Sanjay Jagdale, his parents, wife and daughter were also present on the occasion.

Mr Jagdale, however, complained that Khurasiya had not been given ample opportunity when he was at his peak.


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