Former Australian Test batsman Rob Quiney has made his indications clear that he is all set to hang up his boots from professional cricket at the conclusion of the ongoing Big Bash League. Quiney who has been a prolific run-scorer in the domestic format has played only a couple of Tests for Australia in the year 2012 and lost his contract with Victoria at the start of the season. In this ongoing edition of BBL, the southpaw has played just three games for the Melbourne Stars.
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The left-hander produced one his best performances with a fluent 36 on Tuesday night against the Sydney Sixers. The southpaw has confirmed that Sunday’s encounter against Hobart in all likelihood will be his last match in top-level cricket.
“I’d say I’m unlikely (to continue),” he was quoted as saying by SEN radio. “One of the main factors is the way I pulled up this morning. I’m pretty sore. I’m not sure how much more the old body can take, even with the Twenty20 game.I’m ready. I’ve got two young daughters at home who loves me. I wouldn’t mind spending some more time with them.”
Quiney has won five Sheffield Shield titles with Victoria and earned his maiden national recall in 2012-13 against South Africa. He scored nine runs on debut in Brisbane and then ended with a pair in his 2nd Test in Adelaide and never made a return to the side.
“It’s a weird one. I’m so proud that I got to play Test cricket, but it’s almost bittersweet in the way it transpired and the way it finished. And that’s something I’m always going to take with me. It’s that little sick feeling in your gut that I wish I had done a little better,” he said.
Meanwhile, it must be noted that he has no plans to remain in the game in any coaching style, but he said that he would continue his focus on the business outside cricket.
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