Ramesh Powar to retire at end of 2015-16 Ranji Trophy

Mumbai, Nov. 10 (ANI): Former Indian off-spinner Ramesh Powar has announced that he will retire from all forms of competitive cricket after the conclusion of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season.

Known for sporting funky sunglasses, the 37-year-old had claimed 34 wickets in his 31 ODI appearances for the country, with the last being against Australia in 2007. He had also taken six wickets in his two Test matches.

“There has got to be some motivation. If you aren’t going to get picked for India, you can’t just keep on playing. So I just thought I’ll rather play cricket on my own terms,” Powar was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Powar, who has claimed a staggering 341 Ranji wickets till date, had represented Mumbai for 14 seasons before playing for Rajasthan and Gujarat as a professional.

He has also confirmed his participation for next year’s Masters Cricket League, a UAE-based Twenty20 tournament where only retired players can participate. (ANI)

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