David Hussey's Melbourne Renegades lost the semi-final clash vs Perth Scorchers on Tuesday    Getty Images
David Hussey’s Melbourne Stars lost their semi-final clash vs Perth Scorchers on Tuesday Getty Images

Australia‘s all-rounder, David Hussey, has called it quits from the game following Melbourne Stars’ defeat in last night s Big Bash League 2016-17 (BBL) semi-final clash versus Perth Scorchers. The 39-year-old was uncertain about his future after the loss against Scorchers at the WACA. Debuting for Australia in 2008, Hussey went on to play 39 T20Is and 69 One-Day Internationals (ODIs). His final appearance came in an ODI against Sri Lanka in 2013. Hussey is considered one of the most experienced T20 campaigners in the world having played 267 matches in the format. He has had a good run in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and has also played for Nottinghamshire in England.

According to Cricket Australia, after his announcement, he stated, “It s a bit raw at the moment, a bit emotional. Just wait and see what happens. There s a lot of water to go under the bridge. About his side’s loss, he said, “Speaking to a few boys we ve (been) making a few pacts to stay together and come back bigger and better next season. We ll just have to wait and see. Every game you play there s unfinished (business). It s because we didn t play the brand of cricket we wanted to play tonight. That s the more disappointing part. The Scorchers didn t allow us to play our brand of cricket and I think a few boys are pretty disappointed tonight.” AUS’ Mennie suffers ‘minor brain bleed’ ahead of BBL 2016-17 semi-final

But Hussey via Twitter confirmed he was calling time on his impressive career after leading the stars to the final and semi-final in his two seasons as captain.

His teammate and overseas recruit Kevin Pietersen also confirmed Hussey’s retirement in an Instagram post by labelling him ‘absolutely sensational on and off the field’.