Adam Voges admits that his Test career might well be over already
by Arya Author
Published - Dec 5, 2016 2:55 pm | Updated - Dec 5, 2016 2:55 pm
One of the most prolific run-scorer in Australian domestic cricket history, Adam Voges will surely rank among one of the most respectable cricketers from Australia whose career spanned for nearly 15 years. Voges recently divulged that his Test career is in the twilight and might be coming to an end pretty soon. The revelation came after the veteran right-hander missed the 3rd Test against South Africa which the hosts won.
Despite making his international debut at the age of 35, Voges looked a finished product ever since he faced his first ball in international cricket. He had a terrific start to his career and became the oldest cricketer to score a century on his Test debut. In the following Tests, he went on to score a couple of huge centuries and cemented his place in the Playing XI.
There was a point in his career when he averaged over 100 in Tests that drew comparisons to the great Sir Donald Bradman. Even after 20 Tests, he still has a stupendous average of 61.87. Voges was omitted from the new look Aussie squad for the 3rd Test against the Proteas after he suffered a serious blow to his head during a Sheffield Shield game.
Speaking about his recovery to news.com.au, Voges said, “I think it’s going to be tough, to be honest. I always felt that at my age if I missed any games through injury or form, getting my spot back was always going to be tough.”
After failing miserably in the 1st two Tests where he scored 30 runs in 4 innings, it has become that much more difficult for him to make a comeback in the Australian squad. Keeping his age in mind it might well be the end of the Test career for Voges.
The veteran batsman is keeping his faith and will go about his job for Western Australia for whom he is scheduled to play a game against Queensland next. “It is what it is. I’m just looking forward to playing for WA on Monday. It’s been a tough start. It’s a real focus of mine now to help the guys get a win on the board and get the season back on track,” the 35-year-old right-hander concluded