[caption id="attachment_797886" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-797886" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Ryan-McLaren-Getty.jpeg" alt="" width="628" height="420" /> Ryan McLaren, who has played 54 ODIs and 12 T20Is between 2009 and 2014, played 154 first-class matches to score 6298 runs at 33.86 and took 459 wickets at 27.61. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a> allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ryan-mclaren/">Ryan McLaren</a> announced his retirement from first-class cricket on Thursday. The 35-year-old, who played just two Tests, broke the news on Twitter and said that it was the "right time" and that it was "time for some white ball fun." <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/ryanmac23/status/1090935557776179205 <p></p> <p></p>"I have learned from many to know when it's the right time. The time has come for me to retire from first-class cricket. I'm grateful to share a changeroom with some of the best our country has produced. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the support I have had from my wife, family, coaches and teammates both in SA and in county cricket. I have absolutely loved every part of what this game has taught me time for some white ball fun now," McLaren's statement read. <p></p> <p></p>McLaren, who has played 54 ODIs and 12 T20Is between 2009 and 2014, played 154 first-class matches to score 6298 runs at 33.86 and took 459 wickets at 27.61. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/south-africa-allrounder-albie-morkel-retires-from-all-forms-of-cricket-789348">South Africa allrounder Albie Morkel retires from all forms of cricket</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>He made his debut with Easterns in the 2003-04 season under pace great <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/allan-donald/">Allan Donald</a> and then subsequently played for the Knights from 2005 to 2014 and then had a brief stay with the Dolphins before finishing his career with the Knights. <p></p> <p></p>During his second Test against Australia, McLaren picked up a concussion after he was hit by a bouncer which made him sit out of the series. Incidentally, that was the last of his Test appearances. <p></p> <p></p>McLaren also made brief stints with county sides with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kent">Kent</a> between 2007 and 2009. He recently played for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/hampshire">Hampshire</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/lancashire">Lancashire</a>.