When Andrew Symonds was sent home from the World ICC Twenty20 in June 2009 it was foreseen by all as the end of his international cricketing career. The reason for his exile from the Australian team in the World ICC Twenty20 was for violating a clause in his personal contract with Cricket Australia (CA) that prohibited him from drinking. Cricket Australia had no other choice, but to send him home.
It is speculated that the Australian all-rounder will announce his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.
His retirement may actually be a blessing in disguise for him. There are a several franchises and teams who would be thrilled to have him in their team. Â The Pro20 franchises in South Africa have expressed their interest and if Symonds is interested, he could earn a fortune playing in South Africa.
Deccan Chargers, the champions of IPL2009 had already made it very clear that they would retain the services of Andrew Symonds no matter what.
Queensland Cricket has also expressed their support to Symonds and seeking to have him in their team.
England is also looking forward to having Symonds as part of the English County cricket.
All in all, the statistics suggest that Symonds has nothing to lose, but loads to gain, money-wise.
However, cricket lovers all over the world will definitely love to see Andrew Symonds turn over a new leaf, quit drinking and continue to play for Australia. Let’s wish him the very best!