Rohan Gavaskar retires from competitive cricket

Former India player Rohan Gavaskar has retired from competitive cricket, more than two years after playing his last first class match.

Rohan, who was Bengal captain for two years from 2001 to 2002, has forwarded a letter to the Cricket Board President N Srinivasan informing him about his decision to quit.

Rohan was selected for the Indian cricket team to tour Australia in 2004, and made his ODI debut after Mohammad Kaif was forced out of the team due to injury.

He did not make a lasting impression on the international game, and his last ODI came during the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy.

In Indian domestic cricket, he represented Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, and East Zone in the Duleep Trophy.

He played in 117 first class matches scoring 6938 runs at an average of 44.19, hitting 18 centuries and 34 half centuries with 212 not out being the highest score.

In 2007, Gavaskar signed a contract with the unauthorised Indian Cricket League, playing for the Kolkata Tigers.

After breaking his links with the league, and returning to mainstream Indian domestic cricket, he was selected to play in the third season of the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

He played for KKR in the Indian Premier League till 2010 before he took up media commitments.

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