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Etihad Honour for Hodge

04 February 2018

Brad Hodge has created a lasting legacy at Etihad Stadium.

The veteran’s towering six that landed in the stadium’s third tier in what turned out to be his final match of the season against Adelaide Strikers has been commemorated with a special seat.

The six was the furthest the ball has ever been hit at Etihad Stadium, easily clearing the second tier before coming to a halt a few rows back on the third level. 

While Aaron Finch famously hit the roof at the Stadium, this feat was so unique that the representatives of Etihad Stadium decided to - for the first time ever, immortalise the event by replacing the seat that the ball hit with a Renegades inspired red one.

It is also likely to be one of the final acts of his 25-year playing career with the veteran declaring “I’ll represent East Sandringham (Hodge’s local club) in the finals and that will be it for my cricket career”.

Hodge's next cricketing challenge will be to coach Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.

The 43 year old’s season with the Renegades was cut short when he suffered appendicitis.

A subsequent infection created further complications forcing Hodge to miss the Renegades semi-final against the Strikers.