Saurashtra veteran Shitanshu Kotak to retire from first-class cricket

Known in domestic circles for batting long hours and dogged resistance levels, the 40-year-old left-hander has amassed 7,996 runs for Saurashtra in 129 matches over a period of more than two decades.

updated: October 18, 2013 19:02 IST
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Veteran Saurashtra batsman Shitanshu Kotak will call time on his first-class career after his team's Ranji Trophy opener against Rajasthan in Rajkot later in October.

In an interview to ESPNcricinfo, Kotak said that he contemplated retirement last season after Saurashtra made it to the final of the Ranji Trophy.

"I felt the team had done so well to reach the final," the left-handed batsman said.

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