Sydney Thunder captain Callum Ferguson was “angry and ticked off” after being axed by the BBL franchise despite a bumper season.Ferguson, 36, revealed on Saturday that he had not been offered a new contract by the Thunder, having chased a commitment throughout the season.The veteran batsman made 405 runs from 15 innings in BBL 10, averaging 31.15 with a best of 61 not out. He was 10th on the tournament run-scorers list and second-best for the Thunder, trailing only gun import Alex Hales, who topped the BBL with 543 runs.Yet Ferguson’s effort were to no avail.”I was pretty angry and ticked off, as you can imagine, when I first got the news,” Ferguson told ABC Grandstand.Callum Ferguson batting for the Sydney Thunder during BBL 10. (Getty)”I think the initial reaction was just shock. We’d gone to the Thunder before the start of the season and we were looking to re-sign. They wanted to hold on it.”I started the season really well and we went back to them again and they wanted to hold again.”Missed out a few times in the middle of the season and then finished really well, so we went back to them again and non-committal would be probably a bit of an understatement.”My manager literally couldn’t get a return phone call from the Thunder for a week and a half I reckon. No response to text messages and emails, which was frustrating.”We finally heard from them yesterday. It is disappointment and shock, I think, initially, and then it probably got to anger at different stages throughout the day.”In the end, I think I got to the point where I was like, ‘Well, you know what, one door closes, hopefully another one will open’.”Ferguson will seek a spot with another BBL franchise and has also indicated his desire to play T20 cricket abroad. He retired from first-class cricket last year after a distinguished career for South Australia that reaped a lone Test appearance.For a daily dose of the best of the breaking news and exclusive content from Wide World of Sports, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here!