Zimbabwe great Brendan Taylor announces retirement from international cricket

Updated on Sep 13, 2021 01:45 PM IST

Former Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor announced his decision to retire from international cricket thorough a Twitter post. 

Zimbabwe great Brendan Taylor announces retirement from international cricket(TWITTER/BRENDAN TAYLOR)
Zimbabwe great Brendan Taylor announces retirement from international cricket(TWITTER/BRENDAN TAYLOR)

Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket and stated that his final match in the national colours will the ODI against Ireland on Monday. 

Wicketkeeper-batsman Taylor revealed his decision to bring down the curtains on a 17-year-old career through a Twitter post. A veteran of Zimbabwe cricket, who made his debut in 2004, Taylor also attached a heartfelt note in the social media post. 

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"It's with a heavy heart that I'm announcing that tomorrow is my last game for my beloved country. 17 year's of extreme highs and extreme lows and I wouldn't change it for the world," Taylor said in a statement on Twitter.

"It's taught me to humble, to always remind myself how lucky I was to be in the position I was in for so long. To wear the badge with pride and leave everything on the field.

"My goal was to always leave the team in better position as to when I first arrived back in 2004 , I hope I have done that," Taylor added.

The 34-year batsman on Sunday thanked Zimbabwe Cricket, teammates, family, and fans in an emotional note.

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"Finally to my wife @tkellyanne and our four beautiful boy's (sic). You have meant everything to me on this journey and it wouldn't have been possible without you," said Taylor

"No more airport heartaches. I look forward to our next chapter. I love you all very much," he added.

Taylor has scored 6677 runs from 204 ODI matches and is just 112 short of former Zimbabwe batsman Andy Flower's national record of 6786 runs.

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