Netherlands’ distinguished all-rounder and skipper Pieter Seelaar has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket. The skilled participant determined to hold his sneakers as a result of a persistent again damage. Wicketkeeper-batter Scott Edwards, who has stroked two fifties in opposition to England within the ongoing ODI sequence, will now take over because the captain.
The previous skipper Seelaar in a press release has said that he’s going through loads of issues as a result of his again damage for the previous two years and emphasised the actual fact he will be unable to provide his finest on the cricket discipline for the exact same motive. Notably, Seelaar was named as Netherlands captain after veteran Peter Borren took retirement from worldwide cricket in 2018.
I’m not in a position to give every part I’ve obtained: Pieter Seelaar
“Since 2020, my again issues obtained worse to such an extent that – a lot to my remorse – I’m not in a position to give every part I’ve obtained,” Seelaar mentioned in a press release launched shortly earlier than England accomplished their run chase.
Roland Lefebvre, the KNCB’s high-performance supervisor, mentioned: “Pieter’s enter has been priceless, first as a participant and later additionally as captain. His administration type is open, trustworthy, and clear, which has at all times been appreciated by the gamers. He can look again upon an exquisite worldwide profession which sadly involves an premature finish. We want him the easiest for the long run.”
The previous Dutch skipper finishes his profession because the most-capped T20I participant, main T20I wicket-taker, second-most-capped ODI participant, and joint-highest ODI wicket-taker for his nation. The 34-year-old has represented his Netherlands in additional than 125 matches throughout all three codecs and was part of the squad that defeated cricketing big England within the 2009 and 2014 T20 World Cups.
England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan additionally paid tribute to Seelaar within the presentation after the second ODI on June 19 (Sunday). “It’s been superb. His contribution to Dutch cricket has been excellent. On behalf of the England cricket crew, we’d wish to congratulate him on his retirement and want him properly on his subsequent journey,” mentioned Morgan.