Former Aussie quick Tait quits life in the fast lane

Shaun Tait has ended his cricket career.
Shaun Tait has ended his cricket career. ROB BLAKERS

SHAUN Tait will retire from cricket with a body that could give no more but at peace with his place in the game.

The slinger broke cricket's magical speed barrier with a 161.1km/h bullet against England at Lord's in 2010 and put fear into batsmen's hearts the world over.

Tait, 34, quietly signed off from cricket with four wickets at 38 in four games for Hobart Hurricanes this season.

The Big Rig's prime came in a 2005 Ashes debut at Trent Bridge after a South Australian record 65 Sheffield Shield wickets at 20 in 2004-05.

An excellent 2007 World Cup followed where Tait collected 23 wickets at 20 sharing the new ball with Glenn McGrath in a Caribbean title triumph.

Tait was forced out of Test and first class cricket in 2008, worn down by injury before becoming a successful Twenty20 specialist.

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