With an unorthodox style and a get-your-gloves-dirty approach, he proves you don’t have to be fashionable to be successful. His walk-across-the-stumps technique isn’t as crabby as Shivnarine Chanderpaul‘s, yes I am talking about former Australian cricketer Simon Katich. He has announced his retirement from all forms of the game with immediate effect. He has already retired from test and ODIs. Perth Scorchers captain Simon Katich has announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket, drawing the final curtain on a distinguished playing career.

He played total 56 test matches with average of 45.03 and strike rate of 49.36. he made his test debut against England at Leeds in 2001. He played total 45 ODI matches in his career with average of 35.78 and strike rate of 68.74. He played 118 T20 games and scored 2483 runs at an average of 30.28 and a strike-rate of 126.61, of these only three appearances came for Australia.

He always felt difficulty when he has to take these sort of decisions like at that time when he took retirement from test and ODI, but those tough days helped him to learn to face these days.

He joined as a player development coordinator for AFL team the Greater Western Sydney Giants. He will not join Scorchers at this year’s Champions League tournament in India from September.

He took the decision for some family reason. Actually he and his wife Georgie expecting a second child in the near future. After much deliberation he made this decision. He want to end his career on a high, that’s why he took retirement. He took retirement at WACA where he started his career. Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer described his contribution to the game as “immense”. He also added he is very disappointed as he would no longer play for Perth Scorchers. His honesty held him in high regard everywhere he had been, said coach.

Katich said that the coach , teammates and supportive stuffs of Perth Scorchers made his retirement day very special and he was also feeling blessed as he took his retirement at his home ground, in front of his fellows and family.

 

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