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Azhar Ali wishes farewell to Marcus Trescothick

Azhar Ali wishes farewell to Marcus Trescothick

England's former opening batsman, Marcus Trescothick announced his retirement from professional cricket. He disclosed that he will retire from Somerset Cricket Club after the end of this season.

Trescothick has been a great ambassador to the game, he has produced some high-class knocks for England and Somerset. That is the reason why he is hailed very much in his surroundings. Azhar Ali, Pakistan's Test player who is also currently playing for Somerset, wished him a very good farewell.

"I am so lucky to be in the same dressing room. His work ethics were second to none he inspired many and I am sure players will follow his footsteps, thanks legend for everything.", Azhar said.

The 43-year old in his 27th campaign as a pro, featured in 76 Tests for England, playing a key role when they beat Australia to win the 2005 Ashes. Opener Trescothick made his Somerset debut in 1993 and has gone on to score 19,654 first-class runs for the county.