Mar 27, 2017

Shaun Tait retires

Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 34.

Tait called time on a 15-year career at the competitive level, with his last match coming for the Hobart Hurricanes against the Sydney Thunder in the 2016-17 Big Bash League.

Tait was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket, and clocked 161.1 kmph against England in 2010, which is among the fastest balls ever bowled in international cricket.

Tait’s last appearance for Australia came in a T20 international against India in Sydney early last year - after a call-up to international cricket after five years - played three Tests, 35 ODIs and 21 T20Is for Australia.

"I honestly wanted to play a couple more years, whether it was over in the UK or here," Tait told "I knew it was going to be difficult getting older to compete with the young blokes. I'm 34 years old and I suppose when you're not contributing on the field as much as you'd like to, it's time to finish up."

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