‘I don’t want to be a hero’: Fergie celebrates retirement from international game

Five-time Ashes champion Fergies first international cap came at the 2013 World Cup in India and, despite a poor run of form and injury, he was still the favourite to win the series. 

But he is now in retirement, and after a career full of ups and downs, his career is ending. 

“It has been a great career.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to get to the pinnacle of my career, which has been the Ashes,” he told FourFourtwo. 

His retirement was announced after the 2015-16 Ashes, which saw him win the Ashes for Australia, and also the World Cup.

“I’ve always been very focused on my cricket and I wanted to retire as soon as possible,” he said.

“There’s been a lot of ups, there’s been some downs, but that’s the reality of my game.”

If I had had to choose one thing, I’d choose to be in the team at the World Cups.

I have enjoyed every single game I’ve played in.

“Fergies wife, Laura, has been following his career closely, as she played a key role in helping him to develop a strong bond with his son, Nathan, who was born two years after he retired.”

He’s a really good guy, and he’s had a really big impact on my life.

He is a great person, and I just hope he’s able to live to see his 20th birthday.”