Melbourne Stars foreign recruit Luke Wright has called time on his KFC Big Bash League career. Wright announced his playing days with the Stars are over, after he was ruled out of the Saturday’s clash with Sydney Thunder at the MCG. Notably, he sustained a delayed concussion during Tuesday’s loss to Sydney Sixers.
“It’s been seven years with the Melbourne Stars, and it’s been a time that I’ve absolutely loved and will cherish,” Wright said.
“I’m enormously proud to have been a foundation member and I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to play for such a long time and amongst so many great players and teammates.
“I’ve forged so many good friendships on and off the field and it’s been incredible to be part of such a tremendous club. I’ve loved running out onto the MCG in front of a terrific bunch of fans who’ve been so supportive,” Wright added further.
Stating that he didn’t imagine this kind of a farewell, Wright wanted the club to flourish and hope to catch with his teammates again.
“Obviously, it’s not the farewell I’d imagined, but that’s cricket. I leave with nothing but great memories of my time here and I wish the boys, and the club generally, all the best in the years to come. This chapter of my career is closed but I look forward to the next phase and catching up with many of these guys down the track,” Wright stated.
Wright is the most capped player for Stars with 52 games so far having started as a foundation member in BBL 01.
Wright is also the highest run-scorer with 1,480 runs at 29.02 for Stars and is one of the three players to post two centuries in the BBL, alongside Usman Khawaja and Craig Simmons.
The 32-year-old Wright has not been in good touch in the five games he has played so far.
The Stars is currently bottom of the table and will miss the finals for the first time in the tournament’s history.
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