Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait announces retirement from all formats

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New Delhi : The Australian fast bowler, Shaun Tait announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 34-year-old pacer played three Tests, 35 One-Day Internationals and 21 Twenty20 Internationals for his country.

Tait hung up his boots after a 15-year long career at the competitive level, playing hi last match coming for the Hobart Hurricanes against the Sydney Thunder in the 2016-17 Big Bash League.

The 34-year-old made his last appearance for Australia in a T20I fixture against India in Sydney in early 2016 – marking his comeback to international cricket after five years of absence.

Tait retired from first-class cricket in 2009. The fast bowler, who also clocked the second fastest ball 161.1km/h in an ODI against England at Lord's in July 2010. Nick named “The Wild Things”, Tait has been one of the most feared fast bowler, world has ever seen.

Tait bagged 23 wickets in the 2007 50-over World Cup and played a key role in helping Australia lift the glittering trophy. His career-best figures of 4 for 39 came against South Africa at Gros Islet in the 2007 World Cup. In the shortest format of the game, he ended his career with 28 wickets at a noteworthy average of 21.03.

Earlier, Tait had taken to Twitter on March 19 to announce that he has become an overseas citizen of India, becoming eligible after marrying Indian model Mashoom Singha in 2014.