Shaun Marsh announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Written by Rohit Pawar

Shaun Marsh pulled the curtains down on his 23-year-long career after the Melbourne Renegades failed to make their way through to the playoffs in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2023-24.

Marsh played his last game on January 13 when he scored a match-winning 64, helping the Renegades beat the Stars in the Melbourne derby at the Docklands Stadium. It also happened to be Aaron Finch’s last T20 match after he announced his retirement earlier this year.

“I have loved playing for the Renegades, I’ve met some great people over the last five years and the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime,” Marsh was quoted as saying.

“This playing group is special. They’ve been amazing to me, amazing teammates and even better friends.”

“Our members and fans are some of the most passionate out there, and I’m so thankful for their support over the journey,” he said.

“Stick with us, there’s a huge amount of talent in this group and I have no doubt they’ll lead this group back to the top,” Marsh added.

In five matches in the ongoing BBL, Marsh scored 181 runs at an average of 45.25 with three half-centuries to show for his efforts.

Earlier this year, Marsh called it a day from first-class cricket after last playing Test cricket back in January 2019 against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Marsh came to the limelight after he became the leading run-scorer in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Later that year, the southpaw made his ODI and T20I debuts on the tour of the West Indies.

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