Considered one of England girls’s cricket staff’s champion gamers Katherine Brunt has referred to as a day on her illustrious Check profession on June 18. Brunt, who’s England Girls’s main worldwide wicket-taker, has determined to place an finish to her red-ball profession on the peak of her profession. Nonetheless, she has made it clear that she would proceed enjoying white-ball cricket for the previous world champions.
Talking on her resolution to retire, the veteran cricketer mentioned that the considered retirement has been on her thoughts for the final couple of years, and due to this fact, she determined to make a smart move somewhat than an emotional one. However, she admitted that bidding adieu to the normal format is heartbreaking.
I’ve determined to make a smart move somewhat than an emotional one: Katherine Brunt
“I really feel like as an athlete there may be by no means an apparent time to step away from doing the factor that you just love,” Brunt mentioned as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
“However over the previous two years, ideas of retirement have surfaced an increasing number of, so I’ve determined to make a smart move somewhat than an emotional one. Check cricket is my absolute ardour and to retire from this format was really a heartbreaking option to make, but it surely permits me to prioritize white-ball cricket”, she added.
Katherine Brunt who made her Check debut manner again in 2004 has since then gone on to make 14 appearances for England in red-ball cricket and went on to register 51 scalps to her identify averaging 21.52. She has completed because the ninth-highest wicket-taker of all time. She was final seen in motion throughout a Check match towards arch-rivals Australia in Canberra in January this 12 months the place she went on to register an impactful fifer.
Coming again to her worldwide profession, Brunt performed a vital function in England’s Girls’s World Cup 2017 triumph on the ‘Dwelling’ of cricket Lord’s towards Mithali Raj’s India. She was additionally an integral a part of the English squad that completed because the runners-up on this 12 months’s quadrennial occasion.