England and Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 25 to pursue other ambitions.
- Zafar Ansari: Surrey and England all-rounder retires aged 25 – BBC
- England spinner Zafar Ansari quits cricket at 25 to pursue a career in law – The telegraph
- England’s Ansari retires at 25 to pursue other ambitions – SBS
Ansari played in England’s test series in India and Bangladesh last year and also represented the side in an one-day international in 2015.
“After seven years as a professional cricketer and almost two decades in total playing the game, I have decided to bring my cricket career to an end,” Ansari said in a statement.
“While the timing may come as a surprise, I have always maintained that cricket was just one part of my life and that I have other ambitions that I want to fulfil.”