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London : United Kingdom | Dec 22, 2013 at 4:07 AM PST
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The 34 years old English off spin bowler Graham Swan announces his retirement from the game if cricket. It is been a great career for the off spinner and the announcement of retirement is been surprise for the fans and the English cricket lovers. It is been said that swan is very disappointed with the recent series lost against Australia, as swan was not effective in the first three tests. The great off spinner has a great track record as he has took 255 wickets overall in 60 matches. It is been a record by any English spinner.

Swan in his interview said that “I know people will be surprised by the suddenness of the decision and the fact that I'm making myself unavailable for the final two Tests of the Ashes series.

"I'd hoped that, when we walked out for the fifth Test in Sydney on January 3, it would have been with a chance of winning or retaining the Ashes. But that has gone now."

Swann retires having been an integral part of three Ashes-winning teams, an England side which was ranked the best Test team in the world at one point, and another which won the World T20 tournament in 2010.It couldn't have been much better and I couldn't be any more proud,"

The former English captain Vaughan said that it been very tough for the English selectors to replace Swan and said that swan retirement leaves a huge void. England definitely needs another swan to replace. The English coach Andy flower paid a lot of tribute to the great off spinner. Most of the people still saying that swan has made a quick decision. He can play another two years of cricket for the English team.

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