Peter Siddle announced his retirement from international cricket after his 67 Test career. The Australian fast bowler was called up for the second test but he was not selected to play against New Zealand and decided to quit.
He said that being able to play, walk out and wear the baggy green, he’d watch Steve Waugh, Punter and other guys represent Australia.
He further said that it is amazing stepping out on the field and all the days were special for him, he could not pick one from all. At the end of the day, it is great to play and being able to do what he did is amazing.
Siddle told his teammates personally in the Australian dressing room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was when Siddle played a key role for Australia to retain Ashes in England.
Justin Langer in an interview said that Ricky Ponting and Matty Hayden were raving about a guy called Peter Siddle after a year after his retirement. If something as such came from them then it really does mean something.
It was true and Siddle proved throughout his brilliant international career. Langer further said that Siddle is an unbelievable man and a good cricketer. He is everything that a team player should be. Siddle has a good heart and soul for the team and the game.
Siddle took 221 wickets throughout his 67 Tests including eight five-wicket hauls. He is among the higher wicket-taker from Australia. He stands in the 13th position.
Siddle is remembered the most for the hat-trick he claimed against England in Brisbane. It was on the occasion of his 26th birthday in 2010.
Siddle has also played 20 One-Day Internationals and two Twenty 20 Internationals. He will continue to play at the domestic level. Also, He will continue to play for Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League and for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield.