Brendon Taylor Retirement: Zimbabwe wicket-keeper batsman Brendon Taylor has announced that he will be retiring from all forms of Cricket after the conclusion of Monday’s ODI against Ireland which was held in Belfast. The third ODI was started late due to rain & later Ireland managed to register a seven wickets win to level the ODI series against Zimbabwe with 1-1 score.
During his last ODI match on Monday, Brendon stepped on the crease in style with his teammates & opponents welcomed him on field with special guards on honor. However Taylor’s final innings didn’t turned out the way he wanted it to be. The star opening batsman could score just seven runs off 12 balls.
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One of the finest cricketers of Zimbabwe,Taylor has made his debut in International cricket in 2004 & has played 34 Tests, 204 ODIs and 45 T20Is during his career span. Taylor had a career spanning 17 years and has played 283 internationals across formats. He has smashed 10,000 runs for his country, with his Test and ODI averages crossing 35. His records include 17 centuries and 51 half-tons which makes him Zimbabwe’s leading century scorer in the ODI format.
Brendon Taylor is the fourth highest run scorer in tests as well with 2320 runs in 34 matches, and third in T20Is behind Hamilton Masakadza and Sean Williams. Taylor is also the leading run scorer for Zimbabwe in the 2015 ICC World Cup. He had signed up for Nottinghamshire as a Kolpak player & played for three seasons for Nottinghamshire before returning back to the national team to boost their performance in the 2019 ICC World Cup qualifiers.
Zimbabwe’s Brendon Taylor hit a stunning 49 runs in the opening ODI against Ireland to take a 1-0 lead in the three match ODI series. However second ODI was abandoned due to rain while Ireland won the third & the final ODI by seven wickets to tie the series against Zimbabwe.
Brendon Taylor Retirement: Brendon Taylor’s heartfelt note while on his retirement
“It’s with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that tomorrow is my last game for my beloved country,” Taylor stated on a Twitter post on Sunday. “17 years of extreme highs and extreme lows and I wouldn’t change it for the world”, said Brendon Taylor
“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 a better position as to when I first arrived back in 2004, I hope I have done that”, Taylor signed off.
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