Dan Christian, a multiple-time T20 winner, will put down his bat after this BBL season.
- Dan Christian, a serial Twenty20 winner, will retire after the Big Bash League season. The 39-year-old announced the news to his Sydney Sixers teammates on Saturday morning, January 21.
- Christian announced his retirement from professional sports on social media, writing, “Yesterday at training I told my Sydney Sixers teammates that I’ll be retiring from playing at the end of the BBL season.” “If we don’t make it to the championship game this year, it’s still been a fantastic season. As a kid, I could only have imagined the things I have accomplished and the memories I have made.”
- Since the Sixers placed in the top two in the Round Robin, Christian, 39, will get to add at least two more games to his already impressive T20 resume, which includes 405 appearances across 17 seasons, during which he has accumulated 5809 runs and 280 wickets.
- Christian has won nine titles with eight different clubs over the course of his T20 career. This includes capturing the BBL title with three separate franchises (Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Renegades, and Sydney Sixers). In addition, he has 23 caps for Australia in the format, the most recent coming in 2021 during Australia’s tour to Bangladesh. Christian has appeared in 20 One-Day Internationals for Australia and took 5 for 31 against Sri Lanka at the MCG in 2012.
- The Sixers’ last regular season games are against Sydney rivals the Thunder and then the Hobart Hurricanes. This might set up a Qualifier showdown with the Perth Scorchers.