Nathan Hauritz calls it a day


Australian off spinner Nathan Hauritz has announced his retirement from international cricket after a low key Big Bash League season with the Melbourne Renegades as he featured in just one of their 8 matches. He went for 29 runs off his two overs in his only match against the Perth Scorchers and was rightly disappointed.

“I was just so shattered after the game,” he said. “I realised 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 [are too much]. I need to get off that up-and-down rollercoaster and get back to a bit of normality in life.”

Hauritz said that he has loads of fond memories and he is proud of whatever he has achieved during his entire career.

“I have a lot of good memories, obviously a few bad ones mixed among them,” Hauritz said. “But I’ll definitely look back at my career very proud and very happy with what I achieved.”

He played 17 test matches, 58 ODIs and 3 T20I matches for Australia and took a total of 128 wickets. His last match for Australia was against England at Hobart in 2011. He was a handy batsman in the lower order for Australia and played some crucial knocks to provide support to a fragile batting lineup during his time.