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Jun 18, 2012 at 09:00pm IST

Joshi to retire from first-class cricket

Bangalore: Former India spinner Sunil Joshi has decided to retire from international and first-class cricket. "Joshi will announce his retirement from international and first-class cricket on June 21," Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) said in a press release.

Born on June 6, 1970 in Gadag, Joshi is a slow left-arm spinner and a left-handed batsman. Joshi played Test as well as One-day International cricket for India between 1996 and 2001.

Joshi's most famouse bowling performance for India came in an ODI match against South Africa in the LG Cup in 1999 when he returned figures of 10-6-6-5. Three years later, the performance was rated in Wisden 100 as the seventh best ODI bowling performance.

Joshi to retire from international cricket

Joshi will announce his retirement from international and first-class cricket on June 21.

Joshi represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2008 and 2009 season of the Indian Premier League and was under contract till 2010.

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