Peter Siddle took 221 wickets in 67 Tests, got 17 wickets in ODIs and 3 wickets in T20s.
Siddle took a hat-trick during the Brisbane Test during the 2010 Ashes series
Dainik BhaskarDec 29, 2019, 12:54 PM IST Sports Desk. Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle retired from international cricket on Sunday. The 35-year-old Siddle took 221 wickets in 67 Tests. Siddle played his first Test against India in 2008 in Mohali. He dismissed Sachin Tendulkar as his first Test wicket. Siddle decided to retire during the Melbourne Test against New Zealand. He first informed about this to fellow players. Siddle was included in the squad before the second Test, but was not included in the playing XI.
Siddle took a hat-trick during the Brisbane Test during the 2010 Ashes series. He dismissed England's Alastair Cook, Matt Prior and Stuart Broad. He was dropped from the team after the arrival of Pat Cummins, Josh Heidelwood and Mitchell Starc. He did not play from 2016 to 2018. After this, he returned from Dubai Test against Pakistan in 2018. After this, he was able to take 10 wickets in five Tests. He took 17 wickets in 20 ODIs and three in two T20s.
Congratulations to Peter Siddle, a champion of our game, who has today announced his retirement from international cricket. He finished with 221 Test wickets, including a memorable Ashes hat-trick on his birthday at the Gabba. Thanks for the memories Sidds! pic.twitter.com/Rl8UChz8pI
– Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) December 28, 2019
Siddle was the team's beat and soul: Tim Pensidal would continue to play in domestic cricket. They play for Victoria. At the same time, Adelaide play for the Strikers in the Big Bash League and Essex in the county. He told local broadcaster Fox Cricket, "It is always difficult to know when is the right time." The Ashes were the main target. After deciding to retire I spoke to captain Tim Paine and coach Justin Langer. "The Australian captain said," Siddle was the heart and soul of the team for a long time. He was a great bowler. The team members will miss him. "