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At 21, Hong Kong wicket-keeper Christopher Carter announces retirement to become a pilot

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 03 Oct 2018, 12:15:09 AM
Hong Kong's wicket-keeper-batsman Christopher Carter

Hong Kong's wicket-keeper-batsman Christopher Carter

New Delhi:

At 21, when many talented domestic cricketers in India struggle to establish their place in the national side, Hong Kong's promising wicketkeeper-batsman Christopher Carter has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. 

The reason: He wants to pursue his ambitions to become a pilot.

Christopher Carter has played 11 ODI matches and 10 T20Is for Hong Kong. He made his ODI debut in 2015. Carter also played the recently concluded Asia Cup for Hong Kong. 

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In the 11 ODIs, he managed to score a total of 114 runs, with a highest score of 43. In T20Is, he scored a total of 55 runs, highest being 17.Carter, who was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Perth, Australia, has now moved to Adelaide to take pilot training for 55 weeks. He will vie to become a second officer with a Hong Kong airlines, reported NDTV

"I already put my studies on hold before but I think it's time to do what I've always wanted to do, and that is to become a pilot," Carter told the South China Morning Post on Monday (October 1).

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"It is difficult to be a cricketer in Hong Kong given the lack of funding. People within CHK [Cricket Hong Kong] work so hard to try and allow us to play on a full-time basis," added Carter.

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First Published : 02 Oct 2018, 10:56:08 PM