Australian’s pace bowler Shaun Tait calls time on cricket career

Australian speedster Shaun Tait has finally called it a day from all formats of cricket. Tait played for more than a decade and did arrive on the international stage in 2005 Ashes series and played the fourth test at Nottingham replacing Glenn McGrath.

Shaun Tait’s international career was largely marred by a lot of injuries due to his awkward right arm slinging action. He was scintillating to watch with the ball in ICC World Cup 2007 and was a part of Australia’s Squad that won the Trophy for the fourth time in the history of one day cricket.

He represented Australia in 3 Test matches, 54 One day internationals and 21 T20s in his decade long career. He does hold the record of bowling the second fastest bowl in one day cricket against England in 2010 and was just 0.2 Kmph slower than Shoaib Akthar’s feat in 2003 World Cup.

He initially retired from the longer format of the game to prolong his limited overs and T20 career. He consistently played T20 cricket for last eight or nine years and has played in the Indian Premier League besides Big Bash League.

Tait was not the best of form in the recently concluded Big Bash League after suffering from chronic elbow that troubled him during this time. The right-arm fast bowler he had made the decision during the Big Bash League and quitting the game due to the injuries taking a toll on his body.

Shaun Tait is married to Indian model Mashoon Singha and was granted with Overseas Citizen of India.