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Following his retirement from first-class travel, Tim Paine admits, “My phone has been going berserk.”

Following his retirement from first-class travel, Tim Paine admits, "My phone has been going berserk."

Tim Paine, a former captain of Australia in Test matches, recently declared his retirement from first-class cricket. As Tasmania faced Queensland in the championship match of the Sheffield Shield, the 38-year-old made the decision to hang up his boots after playing his final game.

The 38-year-old came forward after announcing his retirement from first-class cricket to discuss how his phone has been inundated with messages and the support from his fans. He even suggested that as he reflected on his journey with Tasmania, he might become emotional.

In Hobart, Paine told reporters, “My phone has been going nuts, from all over the world as well, which is good. It’s made me a little emotional reading some of the texts and social media stuff people have sent.”

“I first entered Cricket Tasmania when I was 12 years old, which was 26 years ago—a very long time. Moving on from something you enjoy doing and care strongly about might be emotional, but I’ll still be involved with the game of cricket “Added he.

Paine recalls a memorable occasion from his career as:
Tim Paine covered a wide range of subjects, and upon his retirement, he also discussed his professional high points. The Sheffield Shield victory in 2006–07 and the former Australian Test captain’s Test debut in 2010 were cited as the pinnacles of his illustrious career.

Paine remarked, “I think that was a real moment I’ll never forget to play in that [Tasmania] squad with Damien Wright, Michael Di Venuto, and Dan Marsh and players I looked up to and them having long careers and never being able to win.”

I’ll cherish that moment for the rest of my life, he continued, “for myself, George Bailey, and Hilfy [Ben Hilfenhaus] to come into that team and help those older guys win a Sheffield Shield.”

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