Following the footsteps of his Melbourne Renegades team-mate Aaron Finch, former Australian batter Shaun Marsh has announced his retirement from professional cricket, stating that the game against Sydney Thunder will be his last game. The 40-year-old, who last represented Australia in 2019, finished his first-class cricket career with Western Australia at the end of last season.
"I have loved playing for the Renegades, I've met some great people over the last five years and the friendships I've made will last a lifetime, This playing group is special. They've been amazing to me, amazing team-mates and even better friends," Marsh said.
"Our members and fans are some of the most passionate out there and I'm so thankful for their support over the journey. Stick with us, there's a huge amount of talent in this group and I have no doubt they'll lead this group back to the top.
"To the Renegades' coaches and staff and everyone behind the scenes - thank you for backing me in from the start and over my final years. It's made my job a little easier out in the middle."
Shaun Marsh used to be a regular member of the Perth Scorchers set-up before moving to Renegades for the 2019-2020 season. He had an immense amount of success with Scorchers and led the way in the side, becoming one of the most potent outfits on the domestic cricket circuit.
"I owe a lot to the Scorchers, I've got some fond memories of playing in Perth and really enjoyed my time there. The back-to-back titles are up there for me as the most enjoyable moments I've experienced on a cricket field."
Marsh has 7050 runs from 215 T20 games, bringing them up to an average of 37.90. With 57 half-centuries and two centuries, Marsh has never left anything on the cricket field. In the process, Marsh also represented Australia in 38 Tests, 73 ODIs, and 15 T20Is - a career that had several peaks and lows. He was a part of the 2019 World Cup squad