Shingi Matibiri, Sports Reporter
Zimbabwean batsman Brendan Taylor has announced that he will retire from international cricket after Monday’s final ODI against Ireland.
In a statement Taylor said : “It is 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.”
“It taught me to be 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,” added Taylor.
Taylor paid tribute the fans and the Zimbabwe Cricket for the support he has had over the years
“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. To Zimbabwe Cricket, thank you for the opportunity and I hope I have made our country proud in some small way.”
“To my team mates and coaches past and present. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget you all.”
Taylor becomes the second high profile senior player to recently announce his retirement after Sean Williams.