Australia quick Doug Bollinger calls it a day

The left-arm pacer was also a crucial figure in the IPL where he represented Chennai Super Kings under M.S. Dhoni’s leadership.

Bollinger, who also played for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, last appeared on the field in December last year. He finished with 1/30 in three overs.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Australian quick Doug Bollinger has announced retirement from all forms of the game on Monday. The left-arm pacer represented his country in 12 Tests (50 wickets), 39 ODIs (60 wickets) and nine T20 games (nine wickets) from 2009-2014.

The New South Wales bowler also had an llustrious 15-year-career in first-class cricket, where he claimed 411 wickets in 124 games.

However, his departure from the 22 yards comes at a time when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) — the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise — is set to make a comeback in the cash-rich league come April.

Bollinger had been a crucial figure in the CSK dressing room from 2010 to 2012. He flaunts 37 wickets in 27 games.

At a time when CSK almost retained familiar faces, the 36-year-old will be missed in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s yellow camp.

He is still remembered for helping CSK defend a total of 246 against Rajasthan Royals by taking a magnificent catch to dismiss Yusuf Pathan. Bollinger caught the ball, threw it in the air before falling over the rope and then found his balance to complete the dismissal. It earned him the best catch of the match award.

 

Bollinger, who also played for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, last appeared on the field in December last year. He finished with 1/30 in three overs.

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