Murali Kartik opts to end Somerset stint

Murali Kartik
Kartik took four wickets in the Champions League T20

Murali Kartik has revealed he will not be signing a new deal with Somerset.

The 35-year-old spinner has been the county's overseas player for two years, as well as playing for IPL side Pune Warriors, meaning he has competed all-year round for seven seasons.

Kartik revealed the news on his Twitter accountexternal-link after Saturday's CLT20 semi-final defeat by Mumbai: "Played my last game for Somerset last nite [sic]..

"Fantastic 2 yrs [sic],emotional and sad..," he added.

The former India bowler took 26 Championship wickets this term, at an average of 34.34 including one five-wicket haul.

He also claimed 17 wickets across 16 Twenty20 matches and a further five in CB40.

Meanwhile, coach Andy Hurry says the Somerset squad should be proud of their achievements in the CLT20 in India despite them missing out on a place in the final.

"They are very disappointed they haven't gone one stage further," he told BBC Somerset.

"It was a great journey we all had together but it came to an end. I'm really impressed with how the boys fought in a difficult situation.

"We were just unlucky to get rolled over by one of the greatest death bowlers in the world [Lasith Malinga].

"All together it's been a really successful trip. I'm very proud of what the boys have achieved and the way they've put Somerset on the global map."

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