Symonds calls it quits
All-rounder cites family reasons for decision to retire
Last Updated: February 16, 2012 12:57pm
Andrew Symonds: All-rounder was a member of Australia's World Cup-winning teams in 2003 and 2007
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."