England national team spinner Zafar Ansari has said goodbye to international cricket at the age of only twenty-five, at an age when a cricketer is all set to prove himself in the international arena. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মাত্র ২৫ বছর বয়সেই আনসারীর অবসরের কারণ]
Zafar Ansari’s career has not started yet in international cricket. Before that Ansari drew the finish line of his career.
The English left-handed spinner has not made debut yet in the T20Is. On 2015 Zafar played his first and last ODI in Ireland where he did not find any opportunity to either bat or bowl.
Last year, in the Bangladesh tour of England, Ansari was introduced in white dress. England’s tour of India also brought a chance for him to be a part in Test playing eleven; he took five wickets in three Test matches.
Cricket never had been everything in Ansari’s life. Earlier, he said, “Cricket is not the last word for me. My life is not about cricket. Cricket is a part of my life.”
Ansari has played for Surrey Country Cricket Club who revealed Ansari’s retirement news on Wednesday. Ansari said, “After passing seven years as a professional cricketer and after two decades of playing cricket, I have decided to end my cricket career. It was a difficult decision for me and I did not take it lightly. I started playing at Surrey at the age of eight, and since then the club is an important part of my life.”
Ansari is likely to leave cricket and learn law as a profession. He said, “The time has come to decide. I have always seen cricket as a part of my life. I have to fulfill my other dreams.”
“I’m looking for a new job. Probably will involve in law profession. Let me start the process for this,” he added.
Along with his cricketing talent, Zafar Ansari is also a very meritorious student. Ansari received double first divisions from the University of Cambridge in the subjects of Politics, Philosophy and Social Science. He had also a post-graduate degree in History from Royal Hallway.
Nazmul Islam Sharkar