Australian skipper Rickey Pointing has announced his retirement from shorter version of the game T20. He said he made this decision to prolong his career in the test and limited –over formats. He made this announcement on Monday, ahead of his return flight to England for the end of the seven- match ODI series. Before that Pointing return home, following his team Ashes loss last month. He becomes only the second Australian captain to lose two test series in England. Pointing is the leading run scorer in Australia in Test’s and ODI’s. He has scored 11,345 test runs at an average of 55.88 also played 315 ODI’s and scored 11,523 runs at an average of 42.52. While announcing he said “This decision provides me the opportunity to prolong my Australian test and one day career”.But he will continue to play for Kolkatta Knight riders where he is one of the key player. IPL is consider as Domestic T20 so he will continue to play in that.

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