Brad Hodge    Getty Images
Brad Hodge Getty Images

A prolific scorer in domestic cricket, Brad Hodge has announced that he will retire after the end of 2017-18 season. Hodge missed the last-leg of Melbourne Renegades of Big Bash League 2017 due to troubling appendicitis.

Speaking to News Corp, Hodge said, “This will be the end of the road. I ll represent (Melbourne club) East Sandringham in the finals and that will be it for my cricket career.” Hodge will finish his career spanning over 25 years, having accumulated over 33,000 runs in domestic cricket. His tally of 7,406 T20 runs is sixth most in all time list.

Hodge spend three days in a hospital in Canberra, where he had his burst appendix removed before flying back home. Talking about his BBL career, Hodge said: “It’s a good fun time, I love being involved and I really look forward to it. If I can’t do what I have to do on the field, then I’ll walk off and pack it in.”

Hodge has already retired from international cricket in having played six Tests, 25 one-day internationals and 15 T20 internationals for Australia. He had coached the now defunct Gujarat Lions side in the previous two editions of IPL.