Kambli retires from first-class cricket

Updated: 24 September 2011 14:34 IST

Former India batsman Vinod Kambli has announced his retirement from first-class cricket. Kambli, 39, had earlier retired from international cricket in 2009.

Kambli retires from first-class cricket

Mumbai:

Former India batsman Vinod Kambli has announced his retirement from first-class cricket. Kambli, 39, had earlier retired from international cricket in 2009.


"Till the last year, I was raring to go (in domestic cricket). I served Mumbai for long, but the selectors ignored me. I'm disappointed," Kambli said. "I wanted to play alongside Sachin (Tendulkar) for one last time, wanted to play in IPL but unfortunately that did not happen."

Kambli made his first-class debut for Mumbai in 1989 and played 129 games, scoring 9965 runs at an average of 59.67 including 35 centuries. He last played senior domestic cricket in 2004-05.

He made his international debut in 1993, and played 17 Tests, scoring 1084 runs at an average of 54.20 which included double-centuries in his third and fourth Tests. He also played 104 ODIs for India scoring 2477 runs, but erratic form and compounded by indiscipline problems meant he made as many as nine comebacks in the ODI team. He last played Test cricket in 1995 and wasn't picked in the ODI team after October 2000. Since being out of the Indian and Mumbai teams, he has tried his hand at movies and reality shows on the small screen.

Kambli indicated he would now most likely turn to coaching youngsters.



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