Simon Katich has finally shelved the snapping chinamen that made him one of international cricket's most dangerous occasional bowlers a decade ago.
Age and a bad back have forced the decision on Katich, whose outstanding overall fitness is likely to allow him to continue playing as a specialist batsman.
"At 38 and the way my back played up in England where bowling was not the best thing for it, I think that's it," Katich said.
Katich had a record to envy, with Indian blaster Virender Sehwag and former England captain Michael Vaughan among his most prized Test scalps.
Sehwag was on track for well over 200 in a day at the MCG in 2003-04 when Katich had him caught in the deep for 195.
"Bowling to the Indians was the highlight because they were such good players of spin and I managed to burgle a few of them out over the years," Katich said.
"I got a couple out at Adelaide that year and got Sehwag on Boxing Day with a low full bunger caught at deep mid-on.
"I did him in the air with the wrong'un, though perhaps he was bored after getting to 190.
"And I got Vaughan during the 2005 Ashes."
Only 20 players have bowled chinamen - or left-arm wrist spin deliveries - in Test history, with 12 of them being Australians. Katich, with 21 wickets, has been the eighth most successful.
His Scorchers teammate Brad Hogg took 17 Test scalps.
Katich said he never bowled better than in his first season at NSW in 2002-03 when he claimed 19 of his 107 first-class victims and destroyed WA and Victoria with hauls of five and seven wickets in consecutive innings.
The match-winning 5-45 against WA in Newcastle was especially galling for the Warriors because it was Katich's first match against them after he had left the State in strained circumstances.