Those days - which retiring South Australian wicketkeeper Graham Manou described glowingly when he departed the game earlier this month - have now receded well into the distance, replaced by only fleeting glimpses of the sustained speed Tait was once capable of delivering. Tait was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket, and clocked 161.1 kmph against England in 2010, which is among the fastest balls ever bowled in international cricket. ", Scenarios: Sunrisers need two wins and more; Capitals can be eliminated, Mark Wood was close to saying 'I've had enough' over ankle injury issues, Instant Impact - Chris Gayle and others who have walked in and changed the game. Shaun Tait. Melbourne: Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait on Monday announced his retirement from international cricket due to a chronic elbow injury.
"I didn't know it was going to be as difficult as it was this year [with the Hurricanes]," Tait said. It seems like it was yesterday, but it has been 15 years now. "Twenty20 cricket allows me to manage my body to a level where I feel I can continue to contribute to the game for some time yet. The 34-year-old bowled a 161.1km/h thunderbolt against England in 2010 that was just 0.2 km/hr slower than the all-time mark set by Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar.
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.". It'd be nice to continue on in cricket somehow. "You don't want to be away from home all the time, but sometimes it's nice to go to India or the UK for a tournament. "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. AB de Villiers opts out of BBL, Mujeeb Ur Rahman returns to Brisbane Heat, Sri Lanka set to play two-Test series in South Africa, Matt Henry a doubt for West Indies series after injuring right thumb, Mitchell Johnson opens up about struggle with depression since retirement, Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis among five overseas players to pull out of Lanka Premier League, The zip is back for Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain as cricket returns to Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma not in India squad but may play again in IPL - and on Australia tour, KL Rahul, Mohammed Siraj in India Test squad for Australia tour; Rohit Sharma out with injury, Scenarios: One win effectively enough for Mumbai Indians; Royal Challengers Bangalore need to do more, 'No set template, be proactive and smart' - Jasprit Bumrah's guide to pressure-overs bowling, Why Steven Smith's 2019 Ashes batting performance is the greatest of all time in a series, How bowlers are dealing with the high-scoring conditions in Sharjah, Imad Wasim: 'I don't think there are many aggressive spinners like me in the powerplay', Mitchell Swepson: 'I loved being thrown the ball to win the game for the team', T20 openers are more conservative than they need to be, Why Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka is so watchable even when they aren't playing, Kumar Dharmasena made a mistake in the World Cup final, but just about every umpire would have done the same. However, his latest Big Bash season was marred by dwindling form. Tait made his international debut against England in Nottingham during the 2005 Ashes, where his pace, bounce and swing earned him three wickets in England's first innings. The downside of his brutal pace, however, was a career strewn with injuries. When Dean Jones refused the money in the cake tin, Rahul Tewatia and the romance of the struggle, Thank you, Deano, for the many moments and memories.
Tait called time on his first-class career in 2009 and his ODI career in 2011, after Australia's World Cup quarter-final exit. "In reality, playing all year round for Australia and South Australia is not allowing my body to stand up as I would like and I do not want to be forced into retirement through career-ending injuries. Chronic elbow injury has got the better of Australian quick Shaun Tait, who plans to put down his papers. The elbow has pretty much gone off a cliff now, it's done and dusted.
Tait missed parts of the tournament due to an elbow problem that has troubled him for over a decade. ", Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said: "In his prime, Shaun was the world's fastest bowlers. Copyright © 2020 Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. All Rights Reserved. A violent action placed unique strains on Tait's body, and caused him to gradually pare back his cricket from the peak of 2004-05, when he claimed a record 65 wickets in the Sheffield Shield - strike-rate an eye-popping 36.10 - to win an Ashes tour berth. It's probably a cliché that a lot of guys say, but just being with the lads [is what I'll miss the most].
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