Sarah Taylor announces retirement
Veteran England wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor called it quits from international cricket with immediate effect on Friday. Taylor's decision to draw curtains to her illustrious cricket career for the England national women's team was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Confirming the same, Sarah expressed gratitude and said she has taken the tough decision in order to move forward with her health.
The veteran stumper asserted that she is extremely proud of her career as she bids farewell from the game with her head held high. Hailed as one of the most successful batswomen in England's cricket history, Taylor has signed off from the famous game after smashing 6,533 runs in international cricket. She is also the second-highest run-getter for the England national team in the international circuit.
Record-breaker Innovator Pioneer #ThankYouSarahhttps://t.co/ickOWVl9GSpic.twitter.com/wAks1Ng0jf— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 27, 2019
As a wicketkeeper, Sarah has effected the most number of dismissals across formats of the game (232). With the legendary England wicketkeeper calling time on a glorious career, let's roll back the clock and watch her famous MS Dhoni-esque dismissal against South Africa. Known for being lightning fast as Dhoni, Taylor produced her lightning-quick stumping in the ICC Championship game against the Proteas.
Simply incredible! @Sarah_Taylor30 with the fastest hands in the game— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 9, 2018
England are back in this: https://t.co/0Lu3Uc15g8pic.twitter.com/7fWKdEATeD
Anya Shrubsole, who was a star turnout in the ICC Women's World Cup was aiming to give the run rate a spike in the fourth over. Shrubsole was beaten by the length delivery, leaving Taylor to do rest. The English stumper removed the bails in a flash to send the swashbuckling batswoman packing. Taylor has scored seven tons and 20 fifties in 126 One Day Internationals (ODIs). In Tests, Sarah has scored 330 runs in 10 matches. The 30-year-old had earlier taken a sabbatical three years ago. International Cricket Council has adjudged her best T20 player in the world on three occasions.