New Delhi: Australian cricketer Brad Hogg, who is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said he regrets having given up international cricket in 2008.
Hogg gave up ODIs and Tests in February 2008 due to personal issues, before making a T20I comeback in early 2012 at 40.
"I do regret retiring back in 2008. I had a Test berth for Australia at that stage but I had some personal issues with family and yes, I retired there.
"I wish I didn't, because the marriage did not survive. Luckily it did not, because I met a new partner and she's someone who supports me. There's talk about me when I'm going to stop and she just says play as long as you possibly can. We're going to try get there to fifty," Hogg was quoted as saying by PTI.
The ageing cricketer feels that he still have the passion of a five-year-old kid to play the sport.
The Chinaman bowler still foxes world-class batsmen in the shortest format of the game as he has a lot of tricks up his sleeves.
When it comes to fitness, he still gives youngsters a run for their money.
In the first match of the Kolkata in the on-going editon of the IPL, the left-arm spinner returend with three wickets in his four over quota and leaked mere 19 runs against Delhi Daredevils.