Taylor made his debut in Zimbabwe in 2004.
Zimbabwe Wicketkeeper Batter Brendan Taylor Decided to spend more time on his international career and announced that Zimbabwe’s third ODI against Ireland (September 13th) would be his last match.
Debuting in 2004, Taylor finished as the fourth highest test run scorer in Zimbabwe, representing 34 tests and recording 2320 runs, including the 6th century. On the other hand, the 45th T20I recorded 934 runs with a strike rate of 118.22. , Six half a century.
However, it’s Taylor’s most beloved one-day format, scoring 6677 runs from 204 games, 110 times less than Andy Flower’s current highest score in this format. Nonetheless, no one in Zimbabwe has recorded more ODI centuries than Taylor’s 11.
The 34-year-old announced his retirement on Instagram on Sunday. “It’s from the bottom of my heart to announce that tomorrow is the last match for my beloved country,” Taylor wrote. “Extreme highs and lows for 17 years, and I’m not going to change that for the world.
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“It taught me to be humble. I always remember how lucky I was in that position for a long time. Proudly wear a badge and leave everything on the field. ..
“My goal was always to put the team in a better position when it first arrived in 2004. I hope I did that.”
Taylor thanked Zimbabwe Cricket, his teammates, coaches, family, fans, and his wife. “Thank you for giving me the opportunity, and I hope I was a little proud of our country,” he wrote.
“Past and present to my teammates and coaches. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
“To my hometown fans who have been very loyal to me for years. I am forever grateful.
“For my friends at home, my parents and my best friend are two siblings who were with me at every stage,” he added.
“Finally to my wife @tkellyanne and our four beautiful boys. You meant everything to me on this trip, and that wouldn’t have been possible without you. No more airport worries. No. I’m looking forward to the next chapter. I love you so much, “he signed off.
Taylor’s 49 in the opening game of the series helped Zimbabwe Lead Ireland 1-0 before the rain ruins the second match. Stepping into his last encounter, he wants to offer the last one, as he has done in red many times in the last 17 years.