Dan Christian to hang up his boots after Big Bash League 2022-23

image-ld5e6nykChristian represents Sydney Sixers in BBL 12 [Source: Twitter]

In a significant development, veteran Australian cricketer Dan Christian has decided to retire from all forms of cricket after the ongoing season of the Big Bash League. 

Christian, 39, took to social media to convey the news to the cricket fraternity.

Here's what his post read

"Yesterday at training I told me Sydney Sixers teammates that I’ll be retiring from playing at the end of the BBL season. Hopefully we can go all the way again this season, but regardless, it’s been a great run. I’ve achieved great things and made memories that I could have only dreamt of as a kid,

"What I didn’t expect to learn as a kid though, is how many people I was going to come in contact with that have had an influence on my career and ended up becoming lifelong friends. I’m looking forward to now having the time to catch up with you all and not having to use the excuse: ‘Sorry, I’ve got cricket. I’ll reserve some thank you’s for after my last game (whenever that may be), but in the meantime, go the Sixers!"

Regarded as a white-ball specialist, Christian debuted in a T20I against West Indies way back in 2010. 

However, despite some impactful performances, his career didn't take off, as he could feature in only 20 ODIs and 23 T20Is. In these 43 matches, the all-rounder scalped 33 wickets and scored 391 runs. 

He played 49 IPL matches for four franchises, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rising Pune Supergiants, Deccan Chargers and Delhi Capitals, amassing 468 runs and claiming 38 wickets. 

Despite being an underachiever in international cricket, Christian made his presence felt in almost every season, playing a vital role for the Sydney Sixers. 

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