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Sarah Taylor announces retirement from International Cricket

Sarah is widely recognised as one of the best keeper-batters to have ever played the game.

SNS | New Delhi |

Legendary England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has decided to draw curtains to her International career. The same was confirmed in a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

“This has been a tough decision but I know it’s the right one, for me and for my health moving forward,” Sarah Taylor was quoted as saying by the official website of ECB.

“I can’t thank my teammates enough, both past and present, and the ECB for being supporters and friends along my journey,” she added.

“Playing for England and getting to wear the shirt for so long has been a dream come true and I have been blessed with so many great moments throughout my career.

“From making my debut in 2006, to Ashes wins, and of course the World Cup final at Lord’s, to name just a few. I’ve also been blessed with travelling the world and making lifelong friends along the way.

“To be right in the thick of women’s cricket as it’s gone from strength to strength — not only in England but across the world — has been an amazing experience, and I can look back on what women’s cricket has achieved with great pride at playing some small part in it.

“The England girls are role models on and off the field, and they have undoubtedly inspired — and will continue to inspire — so many young people to take up the game, girls and boys. I can’t wait to see the heights that this team can reach.

“I am extremely proud of my career. I leave with my head held high and with excitement for what my future holds and what my next chapter brings,” she concluded.

The 30-year-old England star had made her debut for England way back in 2006. She featured for the England team in as many as 226 appearances and accumulated 6,533 runs across all formats. She also affected as many as 104 stumpings and took 123 catches as a keeper.

Sarah is widely recognised as one of the best keeper-batters to have ever played the game.