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Cricket news - Johan Botha announces sudden retirement

Johan Botha, who was representing Hobart Hurricanes, decided to call it quits citing wear and tear on his body and sheer physical fatigue

Johan Botha, the former South Africa all-rounder has announced his retirement, with immediate effect, pull the curtains on his career midway during the ongoing Big Bash League. Botha, who represented Hobart Hurricanes, decided to call it quits, citing "wear and tear on his body and the sheer physical exhaustion," according to a statement from the hurricanes.

The 36-year-old Botha - medium-pacer enabled offspinner whose action came under the control several times during his career he has played five Tests, 78 ODIs and 40 T20Is for South Africa, between November 2005 and October 2012, with the T20 WC game in 2012 against India and his last international appearance.

Botha also captain South Africa in 21 matches - ODIs and T20Is. Under his leadership, South Africa, eight ODIs and as many T20Is won.

Known as a utility player who does not find in the limited-overs format, Botha was from a T20 specialist to, for the benefit of the South African team. With the base moved to Australia, Botha became an Australian citizen in the year 2016.

A regular in the BBL, Botha Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers represented before for hurricanes in the current issue. He finished his career with 215 T20 games under his belt, with 1966 runs and 163 gates.

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