Former skipper of Odisha’s Ranji squad Haladhar Das announces retirement from cricket

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Cuttack: Former skipper of Odisha’s Ranji squad Haladhar Das on Sunday announced his retirement from all the formats of cricket.

Das tendered his resignation to the Secretary of Odisha Cricket Association today.

Haladhar Das represented Odisha in the Ranji championship between 2006 and 2009 and captaining the state team in 2008. The 30-year-old has played in 47 first-class games and scored 1835 runs at an average of 27.80. He has also scored 10 fifties and a couple of centuries. The cricketer has also featured in 28 List A games scoring 633 runs at an average of 28.77 with 88 being the highest score.

Das has represented Odisha in Ranji Trophy matches as a wicket-keeper batsman. He was also a member of Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.

In the past, Das has been in the news for various wrong reasons. He was dropped from the team on the disciplinary ground in November 2011. Odisha Cricket Association axed him for the 2011 Ranji season. Besides this, he was once attacked by a mob and later cops rescued him in an “inebriated state” in August 2017.

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