Well, we all know the fast bowler of Australia, Shaun Tait, has declared his retirement from all sorts of cricket. He has played 3 Tests, 21 Twenty20 Internationals, and 35 One-Day Internationals for his country. He was nicknamed as “The Wild Thing” for convening for his rapid spells with his individual action. Tait mentioned of taking a decision of hanging up his boots owing to constant elbow injuries.
The first-class debut by this pacer was in 2002–2003 for South Australia in opposition to Western Australia. And in the next season, in the Sheffield Shield, Tait ensnared 30 wickets.
The Sheffield Shield competition’s unswerving performances aided him to get a position in the Test team for the 3 match series in 2004 in Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, two other spinners were selected by Australia for playing, whereas Brad Williams for preferred for the final Test.
Tait made his Test debut in opposition to England held at Trent Bridge in 2005 in the Ashes series. Nonetheless, he strived to make an impression in the Test field and later on January 29, 2008, the pacer stated that he would take an “unlimited interval from cricket,” mentioning of being emotionally and physically tired”.
It was 2009 when Tait took retirement from first-class cricket. The fast bowler that was once recorded at 161.1km/h in July 2010 in an ODI in opposition to England held at Lord attained noteworthy success in the shorter forms of the game.
Tait said, “I truthfully desired to play for few more years. I recognized it was going to be hard getting older to race with the young men. But I did not know it would be as hard as it was with the Hurricanes. By now, the elbow has practically gone off a cliff, it is dusted and done. I’m a 34-year old and I believe that when an individual is not able to contribute on the field the way it is expected from him, it is time to wrap up.”
Having arrived at an opinion while the Big Bash League 2017 that it was the moment to step into retirement life, the pacer proffer goodbye to cricket with a “heavy heart.”