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Jason Krejza played two Test and eight One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia © Getty Images

Nov 8, 2014

Jason Krejza, the former Australia off-spinner, has announced his retirement from cricket. Krejza last played representative cricket in early 2013 and has been on the sidelines since. Krejza is best remembered for taking a total of 12 wickets on Test debut in 2008 against India. However, he only played one Test after that and also featured during the ICC World Cup 2011.

Speaking to Cricket Australia’s official website, Krejza said, “I’m officially retiring because my body’s been no good. I had too many operations, the body went a bit south and I never got the feeling of bowling like I was at my best because my body didn’t allow it. (I’ve had) seven hip operations, seven knee operations and I had shin splints in both shins as well. My body was getting to a point where it was screaming at me.”

Krejza has decided to move into coaching and will be over at Sydney. He will now be head coach at Elite Cricket in Sydney. Interestingly, it is exactly six years since the day Krejza got that remarkable feat of eight wickets in the first innings against India in Nagpur.

Krejza played two Tests and and eight One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia.