Bad news for Australia, the dashing captain retired in the middle of the first ODI, a controversy ruined his career


Former Australia captain Tim Paine retires from domestic cricket
Penn had to lose the captaincy in 2021 after the sexting scandal

New Delhi. The first match of the 3 ODI series between India and Australia is being played in Mumbai. In the midst of this match, bad news has come for Australia. Former team captain Tim Paine has retired from first class cricket. Tim Paine announced his retirement after the Sheffield Shield Trophy match between Queensland and Tasmania. After this, the players of both the teams gave the guard of honor to Penn. Penn was less in the limelight due to controversies, rather than his game. He has played cricket in all three formats for Australia.

Tim Paine played a total of 154 first-class matches in his 18-year-long career. He appeared in 95 Sheffield matches for Tasmania. He is the wicket-keeper with 296 dismissals for Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield. Whereas, Penn is at 12th position in the overall list. He scored 6490 first class runs at an average of 29. He hit 3 centuries. He hit 9 half-centuries in 35 Tests and made a total of 157 victims.

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