Elton Chigumbura has 101 wickets in ODIs, 16 in T20Is and 21 in Tests.© AFP
Former Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura will retire on Tuesday after the last Twenty20 international against Pakistan, the 34-year-old said. Chigumbura made his all-rounder debut in the 2004 Junior World Cup in Bangladesh, where he won four wickets in a match that helped Zimbabwe upset insane Australia. He was quickly included in the national team – which he also successfully led – but injuries have marred his career for the past two years.
“It’s a tough decision to leave the game you love,” he told Pakistani television on Sunday. “It was a wonderful journey with ups and downs.”
Chigumbura played 213 one-day internationals for his country – behind only Andy Flower (221) and equal to Andy’s brother Grant, who scored 4,340 points against an average of 25.23.
Chigumbura also played 14 Tests, and if he joins the squad on Tuesday, he will finish in 56 Twenty20 internationals.
As a fast bowler, he has 101 ODI, 21 Test and 16 Twenty20 international wickets.
“I want to be remembered as someone who played for the country and always wanted to inspire young people,” he said.
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