Doug Bollinger retires from all forms of cricket

Bollinger played 12 Tests, 39 ODIs and 9 T20Is for Australia.

Bollinger's career spanned over 9 years. ( Getty)

Former Australian pacer Doug Bollinger, 36, has retired from all forms of cricket. Doug's career has spanned over a period of 9 years in which he played 12 Tests, 39 ODIs and 9 T20Is for Australia. 

Bollinger is a more familiar name in the Australian first-class fraternity taking over 400 wickets and having been an integral part of the Big Bash League till last year. 

He was also a part of the IPL for Chennai Super Kings from 2010 - 2012. Having played 28 matches he picked up 37 wickets. 

Bollinger also spoke on his cricketing career having retired from the game now. "My first captain for NSW was Steve Waugh, which was unbelievable," Bollinger said. "I played under some great captains and players for NSW and Australia including Steve, Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting. To play for 15 or 16 seasons with the SCG as my home ground has been amazing."

"It's been a great ride. I met so many wonderful people and achieved the ultimate ambition of playing Test cricket for Australia," he added.

James Sutherland, Cricket Australia chief executive, paid tribute to Bollinger. "He was a fierce competitor on the field who gave his all every time he represented his country. He was a skillful bowler who claimed more than 100 international wickets and enjoyed success against the best in the world."

Bollinger took 50 wickets in 12 Tests at an average of 25.9 and 62 wickets in 39 one-day internationals at 23.9. He also made nine Twenty20 appearances for Australia and played 124 first-class matches for New South Wales.


By Anshuman Roy - 05 Feb, 2018

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