Symonds calls it quits
Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, a two-time World Cup winner, has retired from all forms of professional cricket citing family reasons.
Last Updated: 16/02/12 12:57pm
Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has retired from all forms of professional cricket.
Symonds played 26 Tests and 198 ODIs for Australia and has more recently focused on Twenty20 cricket in the Indian Premier League.
His international career came to an end when he was sent home from the World Twenty20 in England in 2009.
The 36-year-old, whose first child is due soon, cited family reasons for his decision.
"Effective immediately, I am retiring from all forms of professional cricket," Symonds said in a statement.
"It is with regret that I will not be able to fulfil my final year of the IPL with the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians and the IPL have both been very supportive of me, but the impending arrival of my first child is a priority."