Australian cricketer Ben Cutting has officially announced his retirement from first-class cricket, but says he will continue to participate in Twenty20 matches.
The current Brisbane Heat all-rounder will step away from long-format cricket, which he had been participating in since his debut in October 2007.
The 31-year-old announced his retirement on Instagram, posting a photo on Instagram with this caption:
“12 years since I first joined the Queensland Bulls, and 11 years since my debut First Class match, the time has come to call my retirement from the Baggy Maroon.”
“I will not be a part of the contract list for the coming season as I choose to turn my full time focus to both the shortest format of the game, and building my business.”
“I can’t thank Queensland Cricket enough for the opportunities at what has been my home for the past decade!”
Cutting carved out an impressive career during his time. He played 51 matches in first-class career, where he recorded 170 wickets and 1561 runs to his name.
He will continue to play as part of the reigning champion Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.