Australia international Shaun Tait has retired from the game.

The 34-year old bowler played Tests against England in the 2005 Ashes, playing three Tests in his career. He is renowned for his exploits for Twnety20 in recent season.

Injuries are amongst the reasons he is retiring from the game, having suffered a spate of different injuries in his career. A chronic elbow problem has finally forced him out of the game.

“I wanted to play a couple of more years. The elbow has pretty much gone off a cliff now, it’s done and dusted.

“I’m 34 years old and I suppose when you’re not contributing on the field as much as you’d like to, it’s time to finish up. The game’s getting quicker and better and I’m getting slower and a bit older,” the player explained.

The star was crucial to Australia’s third straight World Cup victory in 2007. He finished as the second joint-highest wicket-taker. He featured in 21 T20 tournaments and even featured recently in the game against India early last year. He missed almost five years before he was surprisingly recalled into the team for the three-match series. He last played in World Cup in India in 2011 but was selected as he remained a fast bowler.

He played for Durham, Essex and represented Glamorgan in the T20 Blast last year. He also played for Hobart Hurricanes during the Big Bash League. There are no indications of his next moves post-retirement: coaching, academy or charity, or even punditry.