Ranji Trophy 2013-14 December 2, 2013

Amol Muzumdar leaves Andhra

Veteran batsman Amol Muzumdar has decided to end his time with Andhra Pradesh, the team he has been playing for in the Ranji Trophy since 2012. Muzumdar, who quit playing for Mumbai in 2009, moved to Assam for a year before moving south and was Andhra's best batsman last season with 868 runs and five centuries. However this year, he could only manage 97 runs in seven innings so far.

Muzumdar met the Andhra Cricket Association secretary, Gokaraju Gangaraju, to inform him about his decision. "He volunteered [to leave] himself and said that it is the time for the youngsters to play the rest of the three matches in the season," the ACA said in a media release.

Muzumdar has the most Ranji Trophy caps - he has played 136 matches - and is second on the list of run-scorers in Ranji cricket, having hit 9188 runs, behind only Mumbai's Wasim Jaffer (9504). Also, Muzumdar's 28 hundreds is the third-highest aggregate in the Ranji Trophy after Jaffer's (34) and Ajay Sharma's (31). He's tied with Jaffer for most Ranji fifties - both batsmen are on 73.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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