"This has been an incredibly tough decision" - Tim Bresnan announces retirement from professional cricket
The England cricketer Tim Bresnan has announced his retirement from professional cricket this Monday. The right-arm pacer claimed that this is the right time for him to make a call ahead of his cricket career.
Moreover, he also stated that he wants to play this season but his body is not allowing him. However, the 36-yar-old has represented his nation across 23 Tests where he scalped 27 wickets.
Coming to the One-day format, Bresnan has featured in 85 matches and has bagged 109 wickets for his team. Having a look at his T20I career, the right-arm pacer has played 34 matches where he scalped 24 wickets under his belt.
In his First-class career for Warwickshire, the right-hander has mustered 7128 runs which involve 10 hundred and 36 fifties and have also prized with 575 wickets to his name.
I feel I can’t reach the high standards that I set myself: Tim Bresnan
According to the reports from the official website of Edgbaston cricket, the 36-year-old stated, "This has been an incredibly tough decision, but after returning to winter training I feel that this is the right time.
I have continued to work hard throughout the off-season to prepare for my 21st professional year, but deep down I feel I can’t reach the high standards that I set myself and my teammates. The hunger and enthusiasm that I have for the game I love will never leave me, but whilst my head is willing to tackle the 2022 season, my body is not."
"I will always look back at my career with immense pride and it’s been an absolute honour to represent Warwickshire, my home county and country. Growing up I never would have believed how lucky I was to play with and against some of the finest cricketers to grace the game.
These discussions are never easy, but I want to thank Farby, Stuart and the whole team for their support and understanding. When I signed my two-year deal, I was tasked to not only help a young side progress on the field, but off it as well.
On reflection, I’m proud of everything we have achieved as a team, and that final day against Somerset will live with me for the rest of my life," he added.