Australian fast Shaun Tait has expressed his wish to play for South Australia in the upcoming season. Tait, who had announced his retirement from the ODI cricket after 2011 World Cup, wants to make a comeback and play for South Australia.
He took retirement from the longer format of the game in 2007-08 and continued playing One Day Internationals and T20 cricket. He decided to retire from the ODI after the 2011 World Cup, where Australia were knocked out by India in the quarter-finals. After announcing his retirement from Tests and ODIs, Tait became more of a freelancer and concentrated only on T20 cricket. He travels around the world and plays in different T20 leagues such as Indian Premier League (IPL) tec.
However, Tait has now expressed his wish to make a comeback and play the 50 over format and made himself available for the BBQ’s One Day Cup in October.
“It’s been a while since I’ve been really determined to do something in cricket and this is one of them. I’m determined to play for South Australia and be successful, because I think the state needs it as well,”.Tait was quoted as saying by the Advertiser.
When asked about whether he would like to represent Australia in the World Cup 2015, he replied “I suppose if everything is going well, if my body is going well and I’m bowling 155kph and taking wickets, why not? But it might not go that way.”
Tait has been working really hard on his game and fitness, and he looks firer than before. Did Shaun Tait took retirement impulsively and now he regrets his decision? Well that is not the case, Tait said “I was playing T20 cricket and I thought in a couple of years if I’m retired, would I regret anything?The only thing I could think of was not having some success with South Australia.”
Tait summed by saying, “So, they might go down a completely different path even if I am doing well. But if everything was going well, and they came to me and said ‘We’ve got a couple of injuries, come and play’ — brilliant, I’d love to.”