Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Saurashtra’s Jaydev Shah to retire from all cricket

Jaydev Shah, the 35-year-old Saurashtra batsman, will retire after the Ranji Trophy contest against Karnataka.

Jaydev Shah (left) played 119 first-class matches for Saurashtra. Photo: Prashant Nakwe

Saurashtra captain Jaydev Shah has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Saurashtra’s Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka, which commences here on Thursday, will be his last.

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Jaydev, the son of former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah, had played 119 first-class matches for his State. The batsman has scored 5253 runs, at an average of 29.67. He has also featured in 65 List-A games, making 1277 runs at an average of 20.26.

Jaydev, 35, has captained Saurashtra in 111 games — a record for any captain in domestic cricket.