Australian cricketer Aiden Blizzard calls time on domestic career

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 16, 2018, 4:54 pm IST
Updated May 16, 2018, 4:54 pm IST
The 33-year-old has played first-class cricket for South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
The left-handed batsman has also played for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing the team in seven matches over two seasons. (Photo: PTI)
 The left-handed batsman has also played for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing the team in seven matches over two seasons. (Photo: PTI)

Sydney: Australian cricketer Aiden Blizzard on Wednesday called time on his domestic career, citing due to family reasons.

According to a report in cricket.com.au, his Big Bash League (BBL) side Sydney Thunder confirmed the news on Wednesday.

 

The 33-year-old has played first-class cricket for South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania, whereas he went on to represent Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder in the BBL.

Blizzard made his first class debut for Victoria against South Australia in 2005. He played his last game for Sydney Thunder against Melbourne Renegades in the BBL earlier this year.

The left-handed batsman has also played for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing the team in seven matches over two seasons.

He played alongside Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar during the MI stint.

Blizzard, however, has not represented Australia in the international level.

"The franchise has come a long way, we'll always be judged on the field but the opportunity to change the culture and engage the fans is something I'm really proud to have been involved with," Blizzard said to cricket.com.au.

"It's going to be tough to say goodbye. The Thunder fans have been very understanding and patient, they're a unique bunch that have gone through some tough times, but are very loyal,” he added.

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