Graeme Swann surprisingly has retired from all international cricket and first-class cricket which will be effective immediately.
Every one came in surprise when 34 years old Swanna retired from cricket during the ongoing Ashes in Australia and still two test matches remaining in the series.
“I have already thought of being this tour the last one. I just wanted to make England win four consecutive Ashes series win. But being 3-0 down and two test matches remaining there is not any meaning to play the Boxing Day test or Sydney and will be wrong too,” Swann said in Melbourne on Sunday.
He further said, “It has been difficult for me to bowl for a long forms of cricket. My arm does not cope with the well with bowling 40-45 overs in first inning and again repeating it on the second one.”
Swann made his test debut at the age of 29 in December 2008 in India against India, has played 60 test matches with 255 wickets. He has also scored five fifties in test matches.
Apart from test matches performance, Swann will be leaving international cricket with 104 wickets from 79 ODIs and 51 wickets from 39 T20s.