Former India pacer Laxmipathy Balaji has announced his retirement from domestic cricket at the age of 34. During a short international career, Balaji represented India in 8 Tests and 30 ODIs, claiming 27 and 34 wickets respectively. His best bowling effort in a Test came against Pakistan at Mohali in 2005, when he finished with match figures of 9 for 171. In ODIs, his best performance was 4 for 48 against Australia at Brisbane in January 2004. Overall, Balaji played 106 first-class matches, picking up 330 wickets. Here’s a look at some of his memorable moments in videos.
That famous six against Shoaib Akhtar
Balaji’s brilliant bowling against Pakistan during 2004 tour
Unplayable delivery to Shoaib Akhtar
Brilliant caught and bowled against Zimbabwe in ODI in 2004
Balaji bowls Yasir Hameed during Karachi ODI on March 13, 2004