South Australia batsman Callum Ferguson has announced retirement from first-class cricket after the ongoing edition of the Sheffield Shield.
However, the 35-year-old will continue to play for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. He is also keen to play one-day cricket for South Australia.
"I'd like to thank my family, my parents Pauline and Jim, and my wife Rhiannon who have supported me through the journey," Ferguson said in a statement.
"I also have great gratitude for all my team-mates, coaches, SACA Members and fans who have made my time in the baggy red most enjoyable, and I have always been proud to play for this great state. I wish nothing but the best for the team which I believe has the talent and drive to take us to a Shield in the years to come. I'm looking forward to playing in the Marsh Cup later in the season and continuing to help mentor our young exciting players," he added.
Ferguson earned a Test call-up in the 2016-17 summer when he wore the baggy green and became an Australian Test cricketer officially.
He also played in the limited-overs format for this national team. He represented his side in 30 ODIs and 3 T20Is.
"Callum has been an integral part of the South Australian system for many years and he should be extremely proud of all that he has done for cricket in this state," South Australia chairman of selectors James Pyke said, adding, "His performances on the ground have been of the highest calibre and most importantly he has been a team member of great character and strength. His leadership has been excellent, and we hope Callum's impact will be reflected in a new era of players in the future.”