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Louis Burger calls it a day

Sun, Dec 5, 2010 5:46 PM

Louis Burger calls it a day

A final flourish for Namibia cricket stalwart Louis Burger
Even as Namibia celebrated its triumph in the ICC Intercontinental Shield, there was a little sadness in the camp as all-rounder Louis Burger called his cricket career to a halt.

Burger, 32, was a right-arm seam bowling all-rounder who made his debut for Namibia in 2003.

"I am a quantity surveyor and had started my own company in 2007. It was getting a bit hectic managing both. So I decided to retire. I had my time with cricket. But now I need to spend enough time as I would like at my work," said Burger.

Burger featured in six One-Day Internationals and 32 first-class games in his career. He picked up 19 first-class wickets at an average of 33.26. He also scored 1379 runs at an average of 27.73.

He was thrilled that he was able to end his career on a high.

"This is the ideal way of ending your career. In my last one-dayer we won, the last three day game in South Africa was a win and now this. I am thrilled that we won this tournament. It's nice to finish like this," said Burger.

As he called time on his playing days, Burger insisted that he had no regrets and he goes away a satisfied man. "I have no regrets. I would have loved to play more. But I needed to spend more time at work, so I had to leave," concluded Burger.

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