Who is Shaun Tait? the sports pacer who could not become a legend.
Shaun William “The Wild Thing” Tait is a retired Australian professional cricketer. He was one of the fastest pacers once. bowling coach of the Pakistan national cricket team was given to him in Feb 2022. He was a right arm super pacer who played one day, T20, cricket for One of the fiercest teams of Cricket-Australia. He had the most success in one-day cricket. He was part of the winning world cup team of 2007 T20. Bradman’s Young Cricketer of the Year in 2004 made him famous.
Tait represented South Australia during his first-class career, also playing for Australia A and, in 2004, for Durham County Cricket Club in England. He took almost 200 first-class wickets after making his first-class debut at the age of 19 against Western Australia. Tait was South Australia’s leading wicket-taker made selectors think about him and the second leading wicket-taker overall in the 2003–04 ING Cup with 18 wickets at an average of 19.61 due to his sheer pace. He was clocked at a 160km pace./
Tait was selected for Australia’s Test squad to tour Sri Lanka in 2004 as a lucky replacement for the injured superstar Brett Lee who was already old. he did not get the chance to perform though. He became part of the Ashes series. The main pacer McGrath and Jason Gilespie also got injured and he got the chance to use his sheer pace.
Difficulties with the career:
After a wicketless match against India, he said “A break from professional cricket will hopefully give me a clear mind and a chance for my body to rest and recover.” He came back in 2008-09 and he said he was feeling normal again
in the 2011 world cup, after his team exited he announced his retirement, He also played for IPL teams for 3 years