Peter Nevill, wicket keeper declares retirement from professional cricket

Peter Nevill, wicket keeper declares retirement from professional cricket Peter Nevill, wicket keeper declares retirement from professional cricket

On Friday, Peter Nevill, a former Australian wicketkeeper batsman who appeared in 17 Tests and nine Twenty20 Internationals for his country, announced his retirement from professional cricket.

Nevill, who hasn't played professional cricket since February due to a shoulder injury, said he'd always known he was nearing the end of his career.

Nevill last represented Australia in a home series against South Africa in 2016, which Australia lost. After the series, Nevill was replaced by Matthew Wade, and he was dropped. During the 2015 Ashes series, he was given his test cap. In his brief international career, Nevill never played an ODI for Australia, but he did play 9 T20Is for them.

In terms of this season, Nevill admitted that it has been a tough one for him, since he believes he has missed more games due to injury this season than in all previous seasons combined. 

“I’m very proud that I was able to play for Australia, and that I was able to play for such a long time for New South Wales. I’d like to think that I was able to squeeze as much juice out of my orange as I could. For a bloke with minimal talent and no shots, I leave the game pretty content, said Nevill in a statement.

He further said, “I’ve been fortunate to have played for as long as I have. It is hard to condense (my career) into something short and sweet. However, there are the opportunities I’ve had, the experiences, the people I’ve met, being able to travel the world, the ups, and downs. Something that stands out is the very special people I’ve met, and there was no shortage of them at the Blues (NSW).”

As a player, Nevill believes he contributed everything he had. As a cricketer, he used up all of his ingredients.

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