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David Hussey retires after Stars’ semi-final exit
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David Hussey retires after Stars’ semi-final exit

Melbourne Stars captain David Hussey has decided to hang his boots in the wake of his side’s semi-final defeat by Perth Scorchers at WACA on Tuesday.

The former Australian batsman announced his decision on Twitter and tweeted: “Yes, the end.I simply can't do the things I want to do anymore & me playing is stopping younger players from achieving! Had a blast. #thanks”

The 39-year-old has been a part of the Stars since the first BBL edition. Under his captaincy last year, Stars made it to the final, however, a scintillating 40-ball 70 by Sydney Thunder’s Usman Khawaja denied them their first title.

Hussey made his debut for Australia in February 2008 during the tour of India. He represented his national side for five years, playing 108 limited-overs matches. He retired from all formats, expect BBL, in 2015. He averaged 33 and 23 with the bat in the ODIs and T20Is.

As a part-time offbreak bowler, Hussey bagged 37 wickets across in international cricket.