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BBL 2023-24 – Shaun Marsh pronounces retirement whereas nonetheless profitable video games


Shaun Marsh has introduced his retirement from skilled cricket with Melbourne Renegades’ remaining recreation of the BBL season in opposition to Sydney Thunder to be the final of his profession.

After a late begin to this BBL as a consequence of harm, Marsh’s kind has been spectacular with 181 runs at 45.25 and a strike-rate of 138.16. Regardless of enjoying solely 5 video games to date, he was made three of Renegades’ six half-centuries, together with an unbeaten 64 off 49 to information them to victory in Finch’s farewell recreation on Saturday evening.

“I’ve cherished enjoying for the Renegades, I’ve met some nice folks over the past 5 years and the friendships I’ve made will final a lifetime,” Marsh mentioned. “This enjoying group is particular. They have been wonderful to me, wonderful team-mates and even higher pals.

“Our members and followers are a few of the most passionate on the market and I am so grateful for his or her assist over the journey. Stick to us, there’s an enormous quantity of expertise on this group and I’ve little doubt they will lead this group again to the highest.

“To the Renegades’ coaches and workers and everybody behind the scenes – thanks for backing me in from the beginning and over my remaining years. It is made my job a little bit simpler out within the center.”

Marsh moved to Renegades for the 2019-2020 season after a prolific spell with Perth Scorchers the place he was a key a part of their success, averaging 47.46 in 40 video games for them.

“I owe lots to the Scorchers, I’ve acquired some fond reminiscences of enjoying in Perth and actually loved my time there,” he mentioned. “The back-to-back titles are up there for me as probably the most fulfilling moments I’ve skilled on a cricket area.”

David Saker, Renegades’ head coach, lauded Marsh as nonetheless being among the many finest within the recreation whilst he retires.

“SOS is a kind of blokes who’s universally favored and admired by anybody who ever performed with or in opposition to him, domestically and internationally,” he mentioned. “If I may have any batter in Australia to assist plot and chase down a complete, it would be SOS. He has uncooked energy and he has the expertise to attend for the proper shot on the proper time which is important in T20 cricket.

“To be placing in man of the match performances on the age of 40 is testomony to Shaun’s preparation and dedication to this membership.”

With one T20 recreation to go, Marsh has 7050 runs at 37.90 and a strike-rate of 128.53 with 2477 of them coming for Kings XI within the IPL. Within the BBL he stands at No. 6 within the all-time run-scorers.

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