Murli kartik (37-year-old ) the Indian left arm spinner announced his retirement on Saturday afternoon by putting an end of his first-class career that spanned over 17 years. Kartik made his Test debut against South Africa in Mumbai in 2000 after a few productive seasons at domestic level and became Kumble’s bowling partner. He was expelled from National cricket academy in the same year of his debut because of his disciplinary problems.
He made his ODI debut in 2002 and was dropped many times because of his average performances. In late-2005 Kartik became a regular member of the ODI team for a few months when the International Cricket Council introduced an experimental rule that allowed one substitute to be used, opening an extra vacancy in the national team.
He last represented India in 2007 ODI against Australia where he took 6/27 wickets.Kartik who played 8 tests,37 ODI and only 1 T20 in first class cricket took 644 wickets from 203 matches.
Kartik shown his devotion and gratitude towards his career by saying,”I have decided to retire from all forms of cricket,but since I am contracted to kings X1 punjab for the year,I wouldlike to honour the contract and play champions leaguge T20 for them,’’ .Adding to his speech he said “I would like to thank my parents and wife shweta for their support,my coaches MP singh, Gurcharan singh and the greatest motivator of all Bishan singh bedi. Not to forget the influence that Maninder singh had on my career,’’.
About high point of his career kartik said: ‘’The Mumbai test where I won the man-of-the-match award(7/76) will always be special as we were able to restrict an Australian side chasing 103 (107). Also when sachin presented me with my india test cap and kapil paaji (then coach) presented the Indian hat.”