Melbourne, Jan.19 (ANI): Former Australian off-spinner Nathan Hauritz has announced his retirement from competitive cricket following the end of his side Melbourne Renegades’ season in Big Bash League (BBL).
Melbourne Renegades suffered a 27-run defeat to Adelaide Strikers that ended their hopes of making it to the semifinals.
Speaking on his decision, the 34-year-old revealed that he was quite shattered by the defeat and, therefore, decided to get away from the game.
“I realise I hadn’t come down here to be that disappointed about a game of cricket anymore. I thought ‘I don’t need that anymore’. I just want to get away. The highs and lows . I need to get off that up-and-down rollercoaster and get back to a bit of normality in life,” Hauritz was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Expressing views on his 15-year long career, the off-spinner insisted that he felt extremely proud and was satisfied with whatever he had achieved.
Hauritz’ finest moment came against Pakistan, where he bagged five for 53 at the SCG in 2010.
Huaritz, who returned to his home state Queensland to play 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, had also appeared in 17 Tests, 58 ODIs and three T20s for the country. (ANI)