Charlotte Edwards was the youngest player to make her debut for the national side, England. After England’s disappointing performance in the Women’s World T20 in 2016, she left captaincy of her side.
It was in may when she decided to take a rest from international cricket. But after her team, Souther Vipers suffered a loss to Western Storm in the final of the second edition of Women’s Cricket Super League she decided to take a retirement from the cricket world.
“I don’t want to walk away from the game altogether, (but) from this format, my time is done,” Edwards said.
“I want to pursue other things: coaching, media work and it just felt right this season. I kind of knew at the start. It was made certain in the middle. My body has given up on me now.” she added.
She has played 23 Tests, 191 One Day Internationals and 95 T20 internationals in her 20 years career. Though she wants to remain involved in the game for as long as possible as she eyes to be a coach or a mentor in future for her country’s team. She has also spoken to England Cricket Board about the same.
“I’ve spoken to the ECB about doing some work there. I’ve spoken to Mark Robinson (current England Women’s coach) and I’d like to get involved with the junior age groups and helping a lot of this good talent we have in England at the moment,” she added.
We are sure in future she would motivate a lot of young England women cricketers to take on this sport. Her experience of 20 years serving the team will help her to mentor the young players.