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Amay Khurasiya calls it a day

Khurasiya, who played 12 ODI cricket matches between 1999 and 2001, announces his retirement from first class cricket, reports SM Ranganath.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2007 17:13 IST

Amay Khurasiya, who played 12 One Day International cricket matches between 1999 and 2001, on Sunday announced his retirement from first class cricket.

Khurasiya, who was dropped from Madhya Pradesh Ranji team this season, told reporters he would continue to serve the game through coaching. He is the only level three coach of Madhya Pradesh.

Khurasiya had played 12 ODIs and in the 11 innings he batted he scored 149 runs with 59 as his highest score. He made his debut against Sri Lanka at Pune in 1999 and coincidentally he also played his last ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Khurasiya admitted that he failed to grab the opportunities in the ODIs but added that he was ignored when he was in his peak two years before his actual debut.

Khurasiya, who played 119 matches (188 innings) and scored 7304 runs with 21 centuries, had been not been performing well in the first class matches too, before he was shown the door unceremoniously. Khurasiya felt that he has not been contributing to the team and he felt that it was high time he called it a day.

First Published: Apr 22, 2007 16:58 IST