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Veteran United Arab Emirates batsman Khurram Khan has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Khan confirmed that he would be hanging up his boots after the United Arab Emirates’ innings-and-26-run loss to Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Dublin. Khan scored 24 runs in the first innings of the match and was dismissed for 10 in his final innings.
Khan represented the United Arab Emirates in 16 ODIs and scored 582 runs, which included one century and three half-centuries, at an average of 41.57.
In November 2014, Khan, 43, made history by becoming the oldest batsman score an ODI century. He achieved the feat when he scored an unbeaten 132 against Afghanistan in Dubai.
Khan also helped the United Arab Emirates qualify for their second World Cup this year by amassing 581 runs at an average of 72.62 in the World Cup Qualifier in 2014.
The 43-year-old captained his country for 10 years before being relieved of the position prior to the World Cup this year, where he served as Mohammad Tauqir’s deputy.