It came as a shock to the cricket fan when the announcement came from Surrey and England All-round cricketer Zafar Ansari retires from all form cricket.
The 25-year-old Surrey cricketer is saying he is retiring from the cricket for full filling his other ambitions in his life.
The Southern professional cricketer made his debut for English Cricket in last year, against Bangladesh series. He played two more tests against India. Ansari is a left-arm spinner and played 71 first-class cricket with 128 wickets in his bag.
In a statement, he said, “I have been playing as a professional cricket for seven years now and almost two decades in all play, now I have decided to quit my cricket career.”
He also added, “The news may come as a shock to my fan and the team, but I have always mentioned is that cricket is one part of my life and another part is my ambitions that I really want to full fill.”
“Keeping that in my mind, I am now pursuing another career it could well be in the law practising. And to achieve this ambition, I have to start my process now.”
Zafar earned a double first in sociology and politics, philosophy from the University of Cambridge plus he has a Master’s degree in history subject from the Royal Holloway. He has been living in county Surrey since the age of eight.
Ansari made his first debut for England in a one-day international match in 2015 against Ireland before he was being called for England test squad to play in Bangladesh then India in 2016.