Ramps admits slight regret
Mark Ramprakash admits his retirement was brought forward by Surrey's reluctance to select him - but insists he holds no grudges.
The accomplished middle-order batsman brought the curtain down on his 25-year career at the start of July after being dropped by his county following a poor start to the season. He was told they were looking to move in a different direction.
Ramprakash, who was capped 52 times by England and scored 114 first-class hundreds, planned to call time on his career at the end of his contract but decided to bow out three months early.
"I was looking to finish the season strongly. That was what I wanted to do," he told Cricket AM.
"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."
Ramprakash enjoyed a prolific county career but struggled to replicate that form in an England shirt, finishing with a Test average of 27.32, barely half of what he averaged overall.