Australia’s veteran pacer Peter Siddle has announced his retirement from international cricket. Siddle played 67 Tests and scalped 221 wickets for his national side. His last appearance for Australia came in the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in London.
Siddle finished his career as the 13th highest wicket-taker for Australia. The right-armer will always be remembered for his famous hat-trick on his 25th birthday against England in 2010.
The 35-year-old picked up eight five-wicket hauls in his Test career. His best performance came against England in the 2010 Ashes Test in Brisbane when he claimed five wickets for just 54 runs.
Cricketers, fans, and journalists from around the world reacted to Peter Siddle’s retirement news.
Here are some of the best reactions:
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) December 29, 2019
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) December 29, 2019
Congratulations @petersiddle403 on an outstanding international career. A bowler who showed enormous courage and skill, as a team man an absolute gem!
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 29, 2019
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) December 28, 2019
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) December 29, 2019
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) December 29, 2019
Congrats to the Aust cricket team on big series win over the Kiwis and to Peter Siddle on a super career. All the action captured beautifully on @FoxCricket. Bring on the SCG test where the Aussies will look to dominate again.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) December 29, 2019
Probably the greatest Peter Siddle moment pic.twitter.com/7OUoVjFxc2
— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) December 29, 2019
Peter Siddle bids farewell to international cricket! pic.twitter.com/16eyuaxYvE
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) December 30, 2019
"He hasn't changed one bit, except for the new teeth that he's got 😁" – Australia could always count on Peter Siddle, says Tim Paine pic.twitter.com/OshAuchCdc
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 29, 2019
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 29, 2019
Congratulations my brother for the wonderful career and great memories you have given to cricket world. You are not only great cricketer but great human being as well . I wish you all the very best for the rest of your career ♥️♥️♥️♥️ @petersiddle403 pic.twitter.com/czB3qYeNXP
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) December 29, 2019
One of the good guys @petersiddle403 .. Fantastic international career comes to an end .. Must be a captains dream .. Just give him a banana and he runs in all day for the team ..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 29, 2019
Peter Siddle has announced his retirement #AUSvNZ
There's never been a better time to relive this magic moment 👇pic.twitter.com/1Evdpe5zKZ
— Odds.com.au (@OddsComAu) December 28, 2019
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 29, 2019