Michael Klinger to retire from BBL at the end of the season
He is currently the second highest run-getter in the history of BBL.
Updated - Feb 2, 2019 2:31 pm
The veteran Australian cricketer Michael Klinger has decided to call it quits from the Big Bash League (BBL) at the end of the ongoing season. He has been the pivotal part of the Perth Scorchers for a long time now. But Klinger endured his worst season this time around scoring only 115 runs in nine innings at a miserable strike-rate of 83.33. He has been included in the squad for the final home game and it is still unknown whether he will be available for the last match of the season.
“This season so far has not gone to plan for both myself but more importantly the team and I’m looking forward to seeing the Scorchers get back to the top where we belong next season. I have fantastic memories of my time with the Scorchers and I’d like to thank my teammates, coaching and support staff and all our fantastic fans for making my time so meaningful and enjoyable at this great club.
“Also, a huge thank you to my family for their continued unconditional support. I’m looking forward to what the future holds for me in cricket either on or off the field,” Kliinger was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
Klinger to play in T20 Blast
Michael Klinger, however, will be featuring in the T20 Blast for Gloucestershire this year. This will be his seventh season with the club and has also been appointed the captain of the team. Klinger will also fill in as the batting consultant for them.
Meanwhile, the Scorchers’ coach Adam Voges has praised Klinger for his enormous contribution to the club during his tenure. “Maxy’s contribution to the Perth Scorchers has been outstanding. On the field his record speaks for itself and he has played a huge part in our success in recent years. Off the field you will not meet a nicer person who always puts the team’s needs ahead of his own,” he said.