Sairaj Bahutule retires from First-Class cricket

Sairaj Bahutule picked 620 wickets and scored over 6000 runs in First-Class cricket AFP

Nagpur: Jan 1, 2013

Former India leg-spinner Sairaj Bahatule, 39, on Tuesday announced retirement from all forms of first class cricket.

Bahutule, who was Vidarbha’s coach-cum-captain, called it quits after his side drew their last Ranji trophy match against Delhi at the VCA civil lines ground on Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference, Sairaj said that high point of his career was donning India colours and captaining Mumbai to a Ranji Trophy win.

He said he enjoyed playing the game during his entire career and will for now focus on coaching. He will continue to be the coach of the VCA team till the end of the season and will assist im preparation for the one-day format and T20 Games.