Australia speedster Shaub Tait has announced retirement form all forms of cricket. Tait, who is one of the fastest bowlers in cricket history, played in 3 Tests, 35 One Day Internationals and 21 T20 International for the Australian cricket team in a career which spanned almost 12 years.
Speaking to Cricket Australia, Shaun Tait revealed that a chronic elbow injury led to him making the decision to quit the game. Tait aka ‘The Wild Thing’ also holds the record for the best ever bowling figures by an Australian in 50-over-cricket – figures of 8/43 in an ODI against Tasmania in 2004.
“I honestly wanted to play a couple more years, whether it was over in the UK or here.I knew it was going to be difficult getting older to compete with the young blokes. But I didn’t know it was going to be as difficult as it was this year,” said Shaun Tait.
“Pretty much getting left out of the side or not being able to play because of my elbow, either way there’s no point going on with it. I knew during the Big Bash that I was going to finish up. The elbow has pretty much gone off a cliff now, it’s done and dusted. 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,” Tait continued.