Shaun Marsh to retire from professional cricket after BBL game against Sydney Thunder

Veteran Australian batter Shaun Marsh has referred to as time on his 23-year professional profession. The left-handed batter declared that the approaching week’s contest between the Melbourne Renegades and the Sydney Thunder within the ongoing version of the Big Bash League (BBL) shall be his last-ever game.

Marsh, who made his first-class debut again in 2001, made a match-winning half-century against the Melbourne Stars on the Marvel Stadium on Saturday. The veteran has yielded promising returns within the ongoing season, mustering 181 runs in 5 matches at a median of 45.25 and a strike fee of 138.16.

In a press release, the 40-year-old cherished the friendships he shaped on the Renegades and thanked everybody for making his journey memorable. As quoted by Fox Sports, Marsh mentioned:

“I’ve cherished taking part in for the Renegades, I’ve met some nice individuals during the last 5 years and the friendships I’ve made will final a lifetime. This taking part in group is particular. They’ve been superb to me, superb teammates and even higher pals. Our members and followers are a few of the most passionate on the market and I’m so grateful for his or her assist over the journey.”

The elegant southpaw made his first worldwide look in 2008 and has featured in 38 Tests, 73 ODIs, and 15 T20Is. He performed a starring function in serving to Australia regain the Ashes within the 2017-18 leg, mustering 445 runs in seven innings at 74.16. The Western Australian hasn’t performed for the nationwide staff since 2019.

“He has uncooked energy and he has the expertise” – David Saker on Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh. (Image Credits: Getty)
Shaun Marsh. (Image Credits: Getty)

Renegades coach David Saker lauded Shaun Marsh, saying he’s well liked by everybody. Saker additionally reckons the left-hander is a grasp chaser.

“SOS is a kind of blokes who’s universally favored and admired by anybody who ever performed with or against him, domestically and internationally. If I might have any batter in Australia to assist plot and chase down a complete, it’d be SOS. He has uncooked energy and he has the expertise to watch for the correct shot on the proper time which is essential in T20 cricket.”

The Renegades are at present seventh within the BBL with two victories in 9 matches.

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