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'I honestly feel that my game is over'

April 11, 2007

Brian LaraWest Indies captain Brian Lara confirmed on Tuesday that he would retire from One-Day Internationals at the conclusion of the 2007 World Cup

"I think this is the end of my one-day career, for sure," Lara said, after the West Indies lost to South Africa.

"I honestly feel that my game is over and we should give it to one of the younger players. It's really tough playing one-day internationals out there. After the World Cup the next one-day tournament for the West Indies is in June in England and I'd love to sit back and watch and see the team do well," the 37-year-old ace bstaman said.

"I want to leave a team that play better. And that is still my hope. These might be my last two one-day internationals but I still want to see the team moving out of this competition learning something from it and that's all I can hope for. It's demoralising yes but I want to see certain things happen and I want to see the team move on," Lara added.

The batting legend played 297 ODIs, scoring 10,354 runs at 40.60 with 19 hundreds and 63 half-centuries.

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