Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari, who made his England Test debut last year, has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 25.
Ansari was selected for England to face Bangladesh in October, but has retired with immediate effect to explore other opportunities.
In a statement on Surrey's website, Ansari said he could pursue a career in law, having studied for a Master's in history at the University of London while playing for club and country.
Ansari received a distinction for his degree, while he also attended Cambridge University, where he achieved a Double First in Politics, Philosophy and Sociology in 2013.
The all-rounder had been with Surrey since the age of eight, and went on to make his ODI debut with England in 2015.
Former England captain Alec Stewart, who is the current director of cricket at Surrey, admits Ansari will be missed.
"Zafar’s exceptionally tough but considered decision is one that we should all respect and understand," Stewart said.
"To retire at such a young age when his cricket career was progressing very nicely, earning a Test debut against Bangladesh last winter, proves that he has given great thought in deciding to walk away from the professional game.
"He will be missed by all his Surrey team mates, members and supporters and I speak on behalf of everyone in thanking him for his loyal service.
"We wish Zafar the very best in whatever the future holds for him and he will always be welcomed back to the Kia Oval with open arms."