Amol Muzumdar retires from all forms of cricket

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Updated: Friday, September 26, 2014, 18:01 [IST]
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Amol Muzumdar announces retirement
Mumbai, Sep 25: One of the most prolific run scorers in Indian domestic cricket, Amol Muzumdar today announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

"Amol Muzumdar has announced his retirement from all forms of the game," BCCI tweeted on Thursday evening.

"Amol Muzumdar, one of the finest batsmen produced by the country, has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. In a first-class career that spanned two decades, he scored 11,167 runs from 171 matches at an average of 48.13, inclusive of 30 centuries. He scored over 9,000 runs in the Ranji Trophy. He represented Mumbai with distinction for several seasons, and was part of many a Ranji Trophy winning side. He was captain of the Mumbai team that won the title in 2006-07. On behalf of the BCCI, I wish Amol all the best for the future," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a media release.

The 39-year-old batsman from Mumbai, was one of the stalwarts of India's first-class cricket. In a career spanning 20 years, Muzumdar scored more than 11,000 runs in first-class game but was unlucky not to have been picked for India at the highest level.

However, Muzumdar featured in India Under-19s. He was vice-captain of Under-19 team and also played for India A with Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.

Muzumdar made his first-class debut in 1993-94 season in Faridabad. He smashed record 260 on debut (still remains world record score by a first-class debutant), against Haryana in the Ranji Trophy pre-quarter-finals in February, 1994. After playing for Mumbai for a long time, he decided to make a switch to Assam and Andhra in Ranji Trophy. He had held the record for most runs in Ranji Trophy.

He went on to captain Mumbai and led the team to Ranji Trophy title in 2006-07. In all, as a Mumbai player, he won seven Ranji Trophy titles.

The right-hander played his final Ranji Trophy game in December, 2013, fro Andhra against Maharashtra.

Muzumdar has quit the game having played 171 first-class matches and 113 List A games (one-dayers). He also featured in 14 Twenty20s. He finished his career with 11,167 first-class runs with 30 centuries and 3,286 runs in one-dayers.

In recent years, Muzumdar has done TV commentary for Ranji Trophy matches.


Story first published:  Thursday, September 25, 2014, 17:07 [IST]
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