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Kenyan Allrounder Collins Obuya Calls Time on Cricket Career

Veteran Kenyan allrounder Collins Obuya has announced his retirement from cricket following Kenya’s defeat to Uganda in the third-place play-off match at the African Games.

ODI and T20I Career Highlights

A legspinning allrounder, Obuya represented Kenya in 104 ODIs, scoring 2044 runs and taking 35 wickets. He is Kenya’s third-highest run-scorer in ODIs, with the country being stripped of their ODI status in 2014.

Obuya also holds the record for being Kenya’s highest run-scorer in T20Is, amassing 1794 runs from 76 appearances.

Heroics at the 2003 World Cup

Obuya played a pivotal role in Kenya’s run to the 2003 World Cup semi-finals. His career-best haul of 5 for 24 helped Kenya secure a famous victory over Sri Lanka and reach the Super Six stage. Obuya’s victims in that match included cricketing greats like Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, and Kumar Sangakkara, as Kenya successfully defended their total of 210. He finished the tournament with 13 wickets at an average of 28.76.

Stellar Performance Against Australia

In the 2011 World Cup, Obuya produced his best effort with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 98 against Australia, which earned him the player-of-the-match award.

Brief Captaincy Stint

Obuya was named Kenya’s captain after the 2011 World Cup but stepped down in 2013 after the team failed to qualify for the 2014 T20 World Cup.

Collins Obuya’s retirement marks the end of an illustrious career for the Kenyan allrounder, who played a crucial role in some of the country’s most memorable cricketing achievements on the global stage.

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