Coming closer and before that, Zimbabwe’s star cricketer Brendan Taylor has surprised the fans by taking a big decision. At this time, while all the teams are preparing for the World Cup, on the other hand their decision is no less than a big surprise for the cricket lovers. He has said goodbye to his 17-year long cricket career.
The batsman gave a blow to the Zimbabwe team
In fact, this batsman, who was included in the list of 34-year-old former captain and famous cricketers of Zimbabwe, will play his last match against Ireland on Monday. He started his international cricket career in the year 2004. Since his debut, he had become a part of the important players of the Zimbabwe team on the basis of his talent. This cricketer, who made his debut in international cricket from 0, has played 204 matches.
In 204 matches, he has scored a total of 6 thousand 677 runs in ODIs. He has scored 11 ODI centuries and 39 half-centuries. So in 34 test matches he has scored 2 thousand 320 runs. In which 6 centuries and 12 half-centuries have come out of his bat. He has announced his retirement through his social media account.
Didn’t miss a chance against Indian bowlers
Announcing his retirement, Brendan Taylor wrote in a tweet on his official Twitter account that,
“I announce with a heavy heart that tomorrow (Monday) is my last match for my country. My aim was always to leave the team in a better position. Because when I came back for the first time in 2004. I hope I did.”
In the World Cup played in the year 2015, this batsman scored the most runs for Zimbabwe.
Brendan Taylor’s bat is the most runs against India. He has troubled the Indian bowlers a lot with his smoky batting. Whenever there were Indian bowlers in front of him, at that time he did not back down in capitalizing on this opportunity. In the year 2010, May, he played an innings of 81 runs against India. After this, in June 2010, he played an innings of 74 runs against India. In 2015, he played a brilliant innings of 138 runs against India in Auckland.
Forever grateful for the journey. Thank you 🙏
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86)