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Australia all-rounder Dan Christian announced that he will be retiring from cricket following the ongoing Big Bash League, ending his 17-year-long successful career.
"Yesterday (Friday) at training I told Sydney Sixers teammates that I'll be retiring from playing at the end of the BBL season," the pace-bowling all-rounder, who will turn 40 in May this year, posted on Twitter on Saturday.
The sixers have four more matches and are guaranteed two shots at reaching the BBL final, having finished in the top two of the regular season.
"Sydney Smash tonight, followed by our last round game against the Hurricanes, and then the finals," said the BBL veteran, who remains the only player to have scored more than 2000 runs and taken more than 90 wickets, with a record 133 games to his name. He was also instrumental in Melbourne Renegades' only title success in 2019. With Sixers, he won the 2020-21 title to make it nine titles since 2010.
Christian has played 405 T20s, scored 5809 runs and scalped 280 wickets in the shortest format.
The 39-year-old has been part of 4 different teams in the BBL over the last decade, namely – Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers. He also made 20 ODI and 23 T20I appearances for Australia and last represented the country in 2021.