Former Australian skipper Tim Paine retired from all forms of domestic cricket with immediate effect. The 38-year-old played his last Sheffield Shield match for Tasmania this week which ended in a draw. He scored 42 (62) in the first innings and an unbeaten 3 in the second.
Tim Paine did not make any public announcement regarding his retirement but informed his teammates that this would be his final game before he retires from domestic cricket. Paine represented Tasmania in 95 Sheffield Shield Matches and ended his career with 296 dismissals, a state record. He made his first-class debut back in 2005.
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He Has Been A Phenomenal Player: Jordan Silk On Tim Paine
Tasmania captain Jordan Silk confirmed Paine’s domestic retirement in a press conference after the day’s play.
“He’s been a phenomenal player, I think it’s around 22 years of professional cricket. It’s an incredible effort to have the longevity that he’s had. He’s certainly going to be missed behind the stumps. I certainly won’t play, I’m sure a lot of guys who are playing now will say that there will never be another keeper as good as Tim Paine in Australia. So we’ve been incredibly blessed down here. And we wish him all the best in whatever he chooses going forward” Silk said.
An inspiring captain, one of our finest glovesman, and a legend of Tasmanian and Australian cricket.
Congratualtions Tim Paine on a truly wonderful career 💚❤️💛#WeAreTigers pic.twitter.com/MkWvmBQPRR
— Tasmanian Tigers (@TasmanianTigers) March 17, 2023
“Considering his age the level of the standard of keeping and he’s still been able to generate has been really incredible. He’s always someone that you know is doing the work behind the scenes. I think he sets a great example for work ethic and all that sort of stuff for all of our guys” Silk further added.
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Tim Paine Played 35 Tests, 35 ODIs And 12 T20Is For Australia
Tim Paine retires from domestic cricket after scoring 6490 first-class runs at 29.63 with three centuries including a best 215. He averaged 32.63 in 35 Tests with the bat and made nine half-centuries, but never made a Test century. He completed 157 Test dismissals.
He took over as the Australia Test captain after the infamous ‘Sandpapergate Scandal’ and led Australia in 23 Test matches between 2018 and 2021. He played a total of 35 Test matches for his country. He also played 35 ODIs and 12 T20Is for Australia.
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