Zimbabwe legend Taylor bids farewell to international cricket
Published: 02:33 PM, 13 September 2021 Updated: 02:34 PM, 13 September 2021
Brendan Taylor; Photo: Collected
Zimbabwe legend, wicketkeeper-batsman Brendan Taylor has announced retirement from all kinds of international cricket, bidding farewell to his long 17-year cricket career.
The third and final ODI of the series against Ireland was the last match of Taylor’s international cricket career.
Brendan Taylor announced his retirement with an emotional post on social media Instagram. “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,” he wrote.
“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.”
“To Zimbabwe Cricket - Thank you for the opportunity and I hope I have made our country proud in some small way,” Taylor further wrote, adding: “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.”
Brendan Taylor captained the team for the first time between 2011 and 2014. Earlier this year, he was given that duty for the second time. He was Zimbabwe’s highest run-scorer in the 2015 World Cup. Taylor has scored 2320 runs in 34 Tests and 934 runs in 45 T20s in his career.