Andrew Symonds retires from cricket

February 16, 2012
Andrew Symonds

by Privatemusings

Andrew Symonds, the former Australian all-rounder has today announced his retirement from all professional cricket.

Despite not featuring in recent times for his national side, Symonds still played in various T20 competitions around the world, and was down to play in this season IPL for the Mumbai Indians.

Symonds signals out family reasons for his decision, and stated: “Effective immediately, I am retiring from all forms of professional cricket. Mumbai Indians and the IPL have been very supportive, but the arrival of my first child is a priority.”

Symonds will be remembered by cricket fans for his big hitting in one-day cricket, where he featured for Australia in 198 one-day internationals. In this form of the game he was just shy of 5,000 runs at an average of 39.75. Symonds also represented Australia in 26 Test matches, and had a healthy batting average of 40.61.

Symonds was labelled the naughty boy of Australian cricket, and found himself in front of the disciplinary committee on several occasions because of on and off field behaviour.

The Queenslander spent a fair amount of his playing career in England where he played county cricket for Lancashire, Surrey, Kent and Gloucestershire.

The Scoop 16/01/2012

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