Brad Hodge announces retirement after health scare
Veteran Australian batsman, Brad Hodge has introduced his retirement from all types of cricket on the finish of the continued BBL season. Hodge, who couldn’t take part within the latter half of the season, had taken ailing on account of issues arising from appendicitis and therefore was suggested to name it a day. The 43-year-old has had an illustrious profession the place he racked up 74906 T20 runs and greater than 33,000 runs throughout all codecs.
Speaking to News Corp, Hodge mentioned, “This will be the end of the road. I’ll represent (Melbourne club) East Sandringham in the finals and that will be it for my cricket career.”
“Technology now keeps you up and about, but (the doctor) stated that 30-40 years ago it could have been the end of the road,” he mentioned. “Time-wise for me, I was probably fortunate I went in (to hospital) on the Saturday in Melbourne. If I’d left it another 24 hours it could have been a lot worse. The surgeon didn’t paint a great picture of what was happening inside there,” he added.
Earlier, Hodge was hospitalised in Canberra after he had his burst appendix eliminated. However, an an infection resulted in additional issues and he needed to miss a few matches for the Renegades.
“It’s a good fun time, I love being involved and I really look forward to it,” he instructed bigbash.com.au. “My thoughts on playing are if you can’t make an impact, then don’t play. If I can’t do what I have to do on the field, then I’ll walk off and pack it in,” he added.