The year 2017 has seen a plethora of talented cricketers descending on the international stage but the cricketing world also had to bid goodbye to few others.
1. Zafar Ansari
The 25-year old English left-arm spinner retired from International Cricket in April 2017 in a bid to pursue a career in Law. He has several academic achievements-in Philosophy, Sociology, Politics, History to list few.
He made his debut against Bangladesh in October 2016 and later came up against the might of Kohli & co in the test series against India. He had a long way to go but he clearly felt Cricket was only a part of his life and that he had other ambitions.
– by Nikhil Vadapalli