Sarah Taylor Decides To Hang Her Boots From International Cricket
By CricShots - Sep 27, 2019 7:05 pm
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On Friday, England veteran cricketer, Sarah Taylor decided to hang her boots from international cricket. She is arguably the world’s most successful woman wicket-keeper with 232 dismissals across all the formats. Also, she is England’s second most successful woman batter with 6,533 runs in 226 innings across three formats of the game.

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In 126 One Day Internationals (ODIs), she has amassed as many as seven centuries and 20 fifties, while her 90 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) innings accounted for 2,177 runs. She also represented England in the longest format of the game 10 times and scored 330 runs. Announcing her retirement, Sarah thanked her teammates, friends and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for supporting her throughout her career.

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Her statement read: “This has been a tough decision but I know it’s the right one, for me and for my health moving forward. I can’t thank my teammates enough, both past and present, and the ECB for being supporters and friends along my journey”.

The England wicket-keeper Taylor also wrote an emotional post on Instagram wherein she thanked everyone who supported her throughout her career.

On Instagram, Sarah wrote: “In 2006 my dream came true and I have nothing but pride at what I’ve achieved over the years. I’ve had the pleasure of playing alongside the best players and people throughout my career, but it is the right time for me and my health to retire and move on to my next chapter. I have loved every minute of wearing an England shirt. Thank you to everyone that has supported my international career, it has meant the world.”

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Reacting to Taylor’s retirement, Clare Connor, managing director of England Women’s cricket, said: “Sarah can be immensely proud of everything she has achieved in an England shirt, and of everything she has done for the women’s game”.