Tim Paine, former Australia captain, retires from all forms of cricket

Paine played 35 Tests for Australia after making his Test debut in 2010.

Tim Paine receives guard of honor as he walks off | Getty

Tim Paine, former Australia Test, and ODI captain, announced his retirement from all forms of the game on March 17, 2023, after a Sheffield Shield match between Tasmania and Queensland in Hobart.

Tim Paine scored 42 (62) for Tasmania in the first innings of the Sheffield Shield match while he was unbeaten for 3 in the second innings. Tim Paine's first-class career comes to an end after 95 matches in the Sheffield Shield. He made his first-class debut against South Australia as early as 2005.

He holds the record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in first-class cricket for Tasmania-295 and had returned to cricket following an indefinite mental health break.

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Tim Paine, regarded as one of the best Australian Test wicketkeepers, resigned as captain just a week before the start of the Ashes in 2021. Paine was set to lead Australia but he stepped down and pulled out of the series after allegations of sexting became public.

He was accused by a former Cricket Tasmania receptionist of sending sexually explicit messages to her in 2017. Paine, who said the texting was consensual, had been cleared by an internal Cricket Australia investigation in 2018 which was not revealed to the public until late last year.

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Meanwhile, Paine, who had made his Test debut in 2010 against Pakistan, had taken over as Australia's captain in 2018 after the infamous Cape Town sandpapergate scandal, replacing Steve Smith.

Paine played 35 Tests for Australia, leading them in 23 of them. Notably, Paine was the captain of the Test team when India won their maiden Test series in 2018-19 and when India breached the Gabba fortress in 2020-21, completing a second successive series win.


By Jatin Sharma - 17 Mar, 2023

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