Dhawal Kulkarni will no longer play for Mumbai after current season

18 February,2024 07:14 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  Subodh Mayure

India pacer eyeing 100th first-class game-landmark with new team

Dhawal Kulkarni. Pic/Atul Kamble

India pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, 35, revealed on Saturday that he will retire after Mumbai's last match of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. However, he may consider playing for another team to play 100th first-class game next season. His 281 wickets have come across 95 first-class games.

"It's one of the biggest decisions of my life and there was a little bit of confusion in my mind about whether to retire. But then I thought I shouldn't leave my team in the middle of the season. Also, the MCA selectors, coach [Omkar Salvi] requested me to stay back with the team and I accepted. I will retire after the last match of the season," said Kulkarni, who has claimed seven wickets in three matches this season.

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When asked about his 100th first-class game, he said: "I would like to complete 100 first-class games because that's a big achievement, but let's see…step by step." Kulkarni was part of the Indian team as a back-up player during the 2014-15 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. He played 12 ODIs for India apart from a couple of T20 Internationals.

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