Brendan Taylor played this Monday, September 13, his last cricket match with his country, Zimbabwe. The batsman announced that the game against Ireland was the last of his international career. He also posted a message on his Instagram account.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce tomorrow (Monday, September 13, 2021) will be my last match for my beloved country ”, he wrote. “17 years of extreme ups and downs and I won’t change that for the world. It taught me to be humble, to always remember how lucky I was to be in the position I had been in for so long. To wear our colors with pride and all thunder on the field. My goal was to always leave the team in a better position compared to my arrival in 2004, I hope I did.», Continued the latter.
In the team since he was 18
Brendan Taylor (35) was just 18 when he made his debut for Zimbabwe. It was then in 2004 against Sri Lanka. He has since played 283 international matches (called ODI: One-Day International in cricket). He is also the 3rd most capped Zimbabwean behind Grant Flower (288) and Hamilton Masakadza (313).
Brendan Taylor has 6667 ODI courses to his credit, 112 less than the record holder, a certain Andy Flower with 6786 courses.
However, the player did not want to retire without thanking the fans, just like his family for supporting him during this adventure. He even admits to having had certain heartbreaks when he left his family to go with the team. “No more heartaches at the airport.“
However, he has not forgotten his various copiers who have accompanied him since the start of his career. It ended therefore this Monday, September 13 after 17 years and 283 games. Hats off …