The England legend Sarah Taylor has called it a day when it comes to international cricket due to anxiety issues.
“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.
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,” Taylor said.
In 2006 my dream came true and I beam with pride at what I’ve achieved over the years, alongside the best players and people. It is the right time for me and my health to retire, but I have loved every minute in an England shirt. Thank you to everyone for supporting me ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8MdTqpgmWe
— Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) September 27, 2019
Taylor, 30, has the second most international runs for England and is possibly one of the finest if not the finest keeper we have ever witnessed.
We are going to miss her quick hands behind the wickets, her batting, the way she stood tall for the team and most importantly, her wittiness.
Thank you, Taylor!