Ryan Harris announces shock retirement


Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has announced his retirement from all cricket effective immediately.

Scans in London yesterday confirmed new damage to his battle scarred right knee that meant he wouldn’t have been able to play in the Ashes series. Young quick Pat Cummins has been confirmed as the replacement for Harris.

A late bloomer by any measure, Harris’s career ignited with a move from Adelaide to Brisbane and the addition of a few extra kilos.  

The transformation produced one of the world’s best fast men, whose deadly accuracy, rapid pace and lion heart has made him Australia’s top ranked Test bowler.

Ryno’s efforts in a losing cause in England in 2013 were heroic, while he played a perfect second fiddle to a rampant Mitchell Johnson six months later in Australia.

Consistent injury has been the only thing stopping the 35-year-old from reaching legend status.