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Chris Gayle takes a U-turn on retirement, says he is playing 'until further notice'

In a 10-second clip speaking to West Indies Cricket, Chris Gayle said: "I didn't announce any retirement." When asked if he is still with West Indies cricket, he replied: "Yeah, until further notice," as he put to rest talks of retirement.

Aug 15, 2019, 12:52 PM IST

Will never retire from films, says Anupam Kher

For Kher, the key to be a relevant artiste is to approach every film with a clean slate - without any baggage of past laurels. 

May 21, 2019, 20:08 PM IST

Factbox - Former world number one Andy Murray

A talented all-round sportsman, turned down a promising career as a soccer player to focus on tennis, leaving his homeland at 15 to train in Barcelona

Jan 12, 2019, 10:12 AM IST

Will Andy Murray retire after Australian Open? Legendary tennis player opens up on retirement

The former world number one had surgery on his right hip last January and has played 14 matches since returning to the sport last June.

Jan 11, 2019, 10:02 AM IST

South Africa's Albie Morkel announces retirement

The 37-year-old, the older brother of fast bowler Morne Morkel, played a single test, 58 One-Day Internationals and 50 Twenty20 matches for South Africa over 11 years, having more influence with bat than ball as a "finisher" at the end of limited overs innings.

Jan 10, 2019, 13:17 PM IST

I'll keep singing till I'm happy about my singing: Hariharan

He also has more music coming up -- including a single with his Colonial Cousins band member Leslie Lewis. In the 1990s, they delivered a number of hit songs like 'Krishna' and 'Sa ni dha pa'.

Oct 01, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma won't retire for now, will announce succession plan

Ma will announce the plan on his 54th birthday and the handover strategy will stretch over a significant period of time.

Sep 08, 2018, 23:04 PM IST

After citing 'racism', German footballer Mesut Ozil announces retirement

German footballer Mesut Ozil on Sunday announced his retirement from the national team, in the wake of the controversy surrounding his recent meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Ozil was heavily criticised after he, along with his teammate, Ilkay Gundogan, who has Turkish ancestry, posed for a photograph with Erdogan at a charitable event in May.

Jul 23, 2018, 08:24 AM IST

Mohammad Kaif retires from competitive cricket

Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif announced his retirement from all forms of the game today, exactly 16 years after he combined with Yuvraj Singh to script one of India's most memorable ODI triumphs at the hallowed turf of Lord's. 

Jul 14, 2018, 11:32 AM IST

Vikas Gowda, India's only CWG gold medallist discus thrower, retires

Top discus thrower Vikas Gowda on Wednesday retired after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years, during which he became the first and only Indian male to win Commonwealth Games medals in the discipline.

May 31, 2018, 09:04 AM IST

You changed the way batting was seen: Virat Kohli pays tribute to AB de Villiers

Virat Kohli has spoken of AB de Villiers in glowing terms several times in the past. So it was a little surprising that he didn't immediately react to the South African's retirement from international cricket earlier this week.

May 26, 2018, 13:44 PM IST

Spanish great Xavi to play on until at least end of year

Legendary former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has upset his own plans to retire and announced he will extend his career until at least the end of this year, he said on Sunday.

May 06, 2018, 21:20 PM IST

Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder calls time on international career

Wesley is one of the best Dutch internationals in recent years, the Dutch football association KNVB said in a statement.

Mar 04, 2018, 17:33 PM IST

Celtic captain Scott Brown calls time on Scotland career

Celtic skipper Scott Brown announced his retirement from international football with Scotland for a second time on Monday.

Feb 26, 2018, 19:30 PM IST

Morne Morkel to leave international cricket after South Africa-Australia Tests

South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel has announced the upcoming four-game Test series against Australia will be his last assignment in international cricket. 

Feb 26, 2018, 17:04 PM IST

Australia's most-capped female player Alex Blackwell retires

Australia`s most-capped female player and vice-captain Alex Blackwell was hailed as a "tremendous leader" in the women`s game after announcing her retirement from international and state cricket on Monday.

Feb 19, 2018, 15:10 PM IST

Shiva Keshavan retires from luge with 34th-place finish in Winter Olympics

India's winter sports poster boy Shiva Keshavan on Sunday brought the curtain down on a two-decade international career with a 34th-place finish in the men's luge singles event of the Winter Olympics here.

Feb 11, 2018, 20:41 PM IST

Aussie quick Doug Bollinger leaves all forms of cricket

Australia fast bowler Doug Bollinger has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 36-year-old represented Australia across all three formats of the game and took 121 wickets in all.

Feb 05, 2018, 15:22 PM IST

Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother

Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game, his brother and agent Assis said on Tuesday.

Jan 17, 2018, 14:29 PM IST

What's in store for Ashish Nehra after retirement

After bidding goodbye to cricket on Wednesday, Nehra has not yet decided on life after cricket, though he has narrowed down the options to coaching and commentary.

Nov 02, 2017, 15:01 PM IST