News : Julie Hunter, the Australia women’s fast bowler, announced her retirement from cricket at the conclusion of Hobart Hurricanes’ Women’s Big Bash League campaign on Wednesday.
She is 32-year-old, who was part of two World T20 winning squads – in 2012 and 2014 – and the victorious World Cup winning team of 2013, had retired from one-day internationals in October last year.
“It has been amazing playing with this group of girls for the past couple of years and I’ll walk away with a purple heart,” she was quoted as saying by the Hobart Hurricanes website. “This team is headed in a great direction and I’m proud to have been part of that.
“I love the game and still get that nagging thought of ‘just one more?’ But I’ve reached the point where I can’t give it everything, so for me I can no longer give enough to keep going. A team-mate just reminded me what a huge career it has been and I’m certainly proud of what I have achieved and had the privilege to be a part of – I’ll take those moments and the friendships with me.”
She made her debut in 2010, played 24 ODIs and 32 T20Is in which she picked up 24 and 33 wickets respectively. She was also a key member of Hurricanes, helping them qualify for two semi-finals back-to-back.