England All-round cricketer Zafar Ansari retires

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England All-round cricketer Zafar Ansari retires

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.

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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.