Brad Hodge has called it a day on his international career © Getty Images
Brad Hodge has called it a day on his international career © Getty Images

 

Apr 4, 2014

 

Australia‘s veteran middle-order batsman and Twenty20 specialist, Brad Hodge has bid farewell to international cricket after Australia’s dismal show in the ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh.

 

After the Aussies crashed out of the tournament, Hodge, before leaving Bangladesh tweeted from Twitter account, “The chapter finishes. The book has closed. My time for representing my country has ceased. I am proud of my achievements. Ipl here I come.”

 

 

 

Hodge didn’t have the most illustrious international career, playing just six Tests, 25 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 15 T20Is, but he has established himself as one of the finest T20 cricketers across several T20 leagues around the world.

 

Hodge’s first-Class career is also quite brilliant, having played 223 matches and scoring over 17000 runs, along with 29 hundreds.

 

Hodge’s next stop would be the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), where he plays for the Rajasthan Royals.