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Former Australia captain Tim Paine has announced retirement from first-class cricket effective immediately. He walked through a guard of honour on the final day of his career for Tasmania and got pretty emotional. Paine led Australia in a handful of Test matches after sandpaper saga and also created history by retaining the Ashes in England. Overall, Paine played 35 Tests, 35 ODIs and 12 T20Is for his country while featuring in a mammoth 154 FC games, 136 List



A and 81 T20 matches during his career that last for almost two decades.

Tim Paine led amidrably well for Australia and along with Justin Langer who was head coach then, took Australian cricket to greater heights. However, ahead of the Ashes 2021, he stepped down from captaincy and also took a mental health break following the sexting scandal in Tasmania cricket. He didn't play international cricket after that but featured for Tasmania.
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