Doug Bollinger, the Australia quick bowler, has called time on his cricketing days. Here are some tributes to a man whose antics turned him into a bit of a cult figure among cricket fans.
Congrats Dougy! One of the most skilful bowlers I've ever come across. Enjoy retirement champion https://t.co/OrEqKMb77K— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) 5 February 2018
Doug Bollinger. An absolute treat to play with, ever the entertainer and never a wicket too flat. One of the greats to don the baggy blue. Congratulations mate, look forward to celebrating with you.— Moises Henriques (@Mozzie21) 5 February 2018
First @BobbyQuiney, now Doug Bollinger. Two blokes who - no matter the wins, losses, wickets or runs - always greeted you with a massive smile, a joke & a chat. Legends.— Neroli Meadows (@Neroli_M_FOX) 4 February 2018
Bollinger was also a key member of of the Chennai Super Kings side that won back-to-back IPL titles in 2010 and 2011.
"Doug Bollinger gave it all with every ball he bowled."— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 5 February 2018
Can't agree more. The 4/13 against DC in the 2010 @IPL semi-final was a vital cog in the wheel. That catch off Yusuf Pathan would be etched in every yellow fan's heart! #ThankYouDoug for all the amazing memories! https://t.co/0Dsh94qY1D
Doug Bollinger retires. How good was he for @ChennaiIPL in their early years?— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 5 February 2018