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Mark Ramprakash has explained that his decision to retire was brought forward by Surrey’s reluctance to select him.
The 42-year-old ended his 25-year career after being told he was no longer needed so the batsman decided to bow out.
“I was looking to finish the season strongly,” he said. “That was what I wanted to do.
“Unfortunately it didn’t work out that way but I’m not going to quibble over a couple of months, I’ve had a long career and have been very lucky to stay pretty much injury-free.
“I’ve seen a lot of players go out of the game in a negative, unhappy way. I’m not one of those.”