Born September 28, 1984, Luke Anthony Pomersbach is a former Australian cricketer, well-known for his belligerent batting. He was a regular in the Australian domestic circuit but didn’t manage to sculpt a spot in the national side and played just one-off Twenty 20 (T20) for Australia. CricLife looks at 9 lesser-known things about the left-handed maverick who was a one game wonder for Australia.

1.  T20 specialist

Pomersbach was tagged as Twenty 20 (T20) specialist for his prowess with the bat in the shorter formats. He featured in two Indian Premier League (IPL) sides — Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL).

2.  Western Australia

Pomersbach played domestic cricket for Western Australia and later moved to Queensland. He made his First-Class debut against Tasmania in Hobart in December 2006.

3.  Suspended for drinking

Pomersbach found himself in trouble quite often. He was suspended by Western Australia for consuming excessive alcohol after a drinking session with Australian cricketer Shaun Marsh following a game.

4.  Arrested for alleged molestation

While playing for RCB side in the IPL in 2012, he was arrested on the charges for molesting a girl in the Delhi hotel and assaulting her fiancé.  Later, the charges were lifted from him after they had an out of the court settlement.

5.  Impressive one-off game

Pomersbach possessed immense talent and was a prolific run scorer in the domestic circuit but didn’t manage to carve a place in the national side. He played one solitary Twenty 20 International (T20I) for Australia and made a name for himself with two meaty blows in the death. He scored 15 off just seven deliveries.

6.  Hit and run

In August 2009, Pomersbach was suspended from pre-training by Western Australia when he reportedly was caught in a drink and driving case. He was arrested for driving with excessive amount of alcohol in the body and disobeying police orders and misbehaving with them.

7.  Signed for Perth Scorchers

In 2011, Pomersbach was roped in by Perth Scorchers but didn’t manage to play a single match and pulled out in order to concord with depression. He later made his BBL debut for Brisbane Heat the next season.

8.  Second-highest run getter in 2012 season of the BBL

In the 2012-13 season of the BBL, Pomersbach shot to limelight when he finished the tournament as the second highest run scorer of the season with 397 runs at an average of 44.11 from 10 outings.

9.  Retirement due to depression

Pomersbach had an unwanted problem of depression and in June 2014 he retired from cricket to fully focus on his mental stability.