Currently, the 39-year-old Christian has played 405 T20 matches, scoring 5809 runs and taking 280 wickets. Selection allowed, he would have had at least four more matches, with the Sixers guaranteed two shots at reaching the BBL finals after finishing in the top two of the regular season.
“Yesterday during training I told my Sydney Sixers teammates that I will be retiring from playing at the end of the BBL season,” Christian posted on Twitter on Saturday morning. “Sydney Smash tonight, after our last round game against the Hurricanes, and then the final.
“Hopefully we can go all the way again this season, but regardless, it’s been a great run. I’ve accomplished some things and made some memories that I can only look forward to as a kid.” Was.”
Christian has enjoyed worldwide success over the past decade as his career has increasingly focused on T20s. Since 2010, he has won nine domestic T20 titles, most recently the 2020-21 BBL with the Sixers, two years after he helped the Melbourne Renegades clinch the award.
His last first-class match came in 2018, although there was a surprise return to Australia’s ODI team in 2021 when they played against the West Indies in the Caribbean, missing several first-choice players due to Covid restrictions.
He returned to T20I cricket at the same time after a gap of four years, playing against the West Indies and Bangladesh before being named as a reserve for Australia’s 2021 T20 World Cup campaign.
He said, “What I didn’t expect to learn as a kid was how many people I was about to come across in contracts who had an impact on my career and became lifelong friends.” “I see now is the time to catch up with you all and not use the excuse:” Sorry, I have cricket.
There is a chance to go into Christian coaching. He recently worked as a coaching consultant for the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup in Australia.