Former Brisbane Heat bowler Alister McDermott announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday. The pacer’s career was mostly curtailed due to the back problem that ruled him out of the side in most of the matches.
Due to his regular injuries, the pacer finally called his time from all forms of cricket at the age of 29 only.
“From a young age, I gave my full commitment to fulfilling my dream, looking to improve my fitness, strength, and skill level. Even though I did not have the extended career I had dreamed of as a kid due to injuries, form and self-confidence, I have had some amazing memories that I can be proud of, and was fortunate to play with some absolute legends of the game,” McDermott said in an official statement.
McDermott is currently the coach of Wynnum-Manly club in the Bulls Masters Premier Cricket league and he also has his own cricket academy where he also trains the aspiring young cricketers.
“Nothing beats being able to help and watch the development of a player, learning new skills, and see their pure enjoyment in playing the game. This is what drives me to be a better coach every day,” he noted.
McDermott made his debut at the age of just 17 in the KFC Big Bash T20 competition as he raised his bars and excelled into the First-class and One Day matches. He also represented Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.