Shaun Tait announces retirement from Cricket at 34

 . Last updated on March 27, 2017, 11:29 AM
Shaun Tait announces retirement from Cricket at 34
Shaun Tait bowled a 161.1 Kmph delivery against England in 2010 becoming one of the fastest bowlers of the world.


At the age of 34, Shaun Tait, Australia fast bowler, announced his retirement from cricket in overall. It has been 15 years, since the player is been associated with international level cricket. The last match he played was the 2016-17 BBL tournament between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder, bowling for the former. For Australia, he played 35 ODIs, 3 tests and 21 T20 International. His last international match was the T20 fixture against India in Sydney in 2016. The player said he wanted to be with the team and play a couple of more years, but the difficulties imposed by age in comparing with young players, made him to leave the arena.

Since his debut in 2005 Ashes, he has been with Australia in several important occasions. His debut was against England, where he knocked three wickets in the first inning. In 2007 World Cup, the player toppled 23 wickets in 11 matches. In ODIs, he had 62 wickets in total at an average of 23.56. With a strike rate of 27.20, we earned the second-best position amongst Aussie bowlers. Tait is only behind Mitchell Starc in this regard. In a 2010 match against England, he attained the speed of 161.1 kmph, which made him one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket. The delivery was one of the fastest deliveries ever bowled in cricket.

Trait was dropped from the Australia squad in 2011, after the World Cup blues of Australia. In the season, the team had to return from quarter final. Since then, he has been active in T20 leagues around the world. Throughout his career, he has been struck with injuries. An elbow injury troubled him almost throughout his entire career.

Shaun Tait, the fast bowler, accepted his downside and he knew that he was “getting left out” due to his elbow. He said it has “pretty much gone off a cliff” and, “it’s done and dusted.” He also mulled about a probability of undergoing surgery and keep on with the game. But he would become 35 by the time. Trait realized that cricket is “getting quicker and better” and in contrast, he is “getting slower and a bit older.”

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