New Delhi: Veteran cricketer Sreenath Aravind announced his domestic retirement on Tuesday after Karnataka clinched their third Vijay Hazare Trophy by beating Saurashtra by 41 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
"I started my career in 2008, playing the Ranji Trophy against Saurashtra. I started against them and ending on a good note with the Vijay Hazare [title]. "I appreciate and thank the KSCA, selectors, my coaches, my parents, god and my friends whoever appreciated and supported me, I thank them all," the left arm pacer was quoted saying by Cricbuzz.
Aravind, an integral part of the Karnataka squad for the past five seasons, said he had a big call to take on his future."Youngsters are coming up and are in and out. I have just made way so that they can create a career for themselves.
They are marching into a good side. I had decided yesterday night. It was a very tough decision. I could continue for another two-three years, that was my fitness level. I just wanted to give a good chance for the youngsters who are upcoming. So I just decided on this," he added.
Aravind has so far earned one national call-up in T20 cricket and has featured for Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).