Adam Voges bids adieu to Big Bash League
He was proud to be part of the three-time champion team over the last seven seasons.
Published - Feb 2, 2018 1:21 pm | Updated - Feb 2, 2018 1:21 pm
The skipper of Perth Scorchers Adam Voges has retired from Big Bash League (BBL) after his team was crashed out of the tournament on Thursday in the first semifinal. Hobart Hurricanes stunned them with a thumping 70-run victory at home at a brand new Optus Stadium. However, Voges was disappointed that he couldn’t bow out with yet another title after his team topped in the points table in the league stages.
Voges has been the key to the success of the franchise in all the seven seasons of the tournament and has helped them qualify for the knockout stages in each of them. Scorchers have also won three titles in the process and is tipped to be the strongest team ever in the history of BBL. Voges retired from the first-class cricket last year and has now called time on his T20 career too.
I’ve had so many good memories
Adam Voges was miffed over the fact he couldn’t win the title for his team for saying goodbye to cricket but accepted that Hurricanes were the better team on the day and were the deserved winners. He also said that he has a lot of memories to cherish with the Scorchers over the last seven years and has thoroughly enjoyed his stint with the team. “It’s a disappointing way to end, but I’ve had so many good memories. It would have been nice to finish on a better note, but you don’t always get to write your own script,” he said.
The 38-year-old was proud to win the BBL thrice and believed that the team needed the change in personnel as it was time to move on for him. “To be able to play in three premiership-winning teams, and to make finals every year is a terrific effort in itself. We probably need a couple of different things for our list. I know most of our squad is already contracted for next year. But I think there’s one or two spots that we can strengthen our squad in, and me opening up a spot will allow Justin Langer and the team to do that,” he added.
He didn’t confirm anything regarding his further involvement with the state cricket before concluding but didn’t rule out the possibility either.