Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman Brendan Taylor who is regarded as one of the best players produced by Zimbabwe cricket has announced his retirement date. Notably, he will be retiring after Monday’s (September 13) ODI against team Ireland.
Brendan Taylor, made his debut in 2004 and he went on to play 34 Tests, 204 ODIs, and 45 T20Is scoring 2320, 6677, and 934 runs respectively. Notably, Brendan Taylor has a big opportunity in his last match to end up as Zimbabwe’s leading run-getter in the 50-over format. As he is currently 109 runs behind Andy Flower.
“My goal was to always leave the team in a better position”: Brendan Taylor
Notably, Taylor announced his retirement date with an emotional post on the social media platform Twitter on Sunday.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that tomorrow is my last game for my beloved country.17 years of extreme highs and extreme lows and I wouldn’t change it for the world. : Taylor stated on a Twitter post on Sunday.
The Zimbabwe Wicketkeeper-batsman further added :
“It’s taught me to 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. My goal was to always leave the team in a better position as to when I first arrived back in 2004, I hope I have done that.”
Forever grateful for the journey. Thank you 🙏 pic.twitter.com/tOsYzoE5eH
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) September 12, 2021
Notably, the 34-year-old Taylor is Zimbabwe’s leading century scorer in ODI format with 11 hundreds in his bag. Also, he is the 4th highest run-scorer for Zimbabwe in Tests and the third-highest run-scorer in T20Is. He is just behind Hamilton Masakadza and Sean Williams.
Currently, Zimbabwe is leading the ODI series by 1-0. Brendan Taylor will be hoping for having a good outcome with the bat in his last match and he also will be hoping to finish his career on a high by helping Zimbabwe to clinch the series victory.