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Famous cricketers who hung up boots in 2016

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9) Lakshmipathy Balaji (India):

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The medium pacer from Tamil Nadu made his International debut when he was just 22 and on many occasions, he shared the new ball alongside the legendary Zaheer Khan. Yet, inconsistency halted his progress quite badly.

Renowned as a T20 specialist, Balaji is the first ever cricketer in IPL history to pick up a hat-trick and his stint with Chennai Super Kings under MS Dhoni helped him regain a spot in the Indian side in 2012. Yet, he failed to do anything special. He picked up 34 wickets in 30 ODIs for India and announced his retirement from the game in September 2016.

Written by Anuraag Peesara

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