Ireland's Sean Terry Announces Shocking Retirement at 26

Published - 04 Jul 2018, 02:17 PM | Updated - 10 Jan 2019, 12:35 AM

Sean Terry
Sean Terry. Credits: Getty.

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Ireland’s batsman Sean Terry has decided to call it time on his cricketing career at just 26 years.

This came as a surprising decision, as Terry had a lot of cricket left in him. However, he decided to hang his boots from his International career.

Terry played five One-Day Internationals and one T20I for the Irish team. In fact, he is the son of former England batsman, Paul Terry.

The right-handed batsman represented two counties in English circuit namely, Hampshire and Northamptonshire. Furthermore, he also played for Western Australia at the Under-19.

Sean Terry
Sean Terry. Credits: Getty.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to call time on my cricketing journey,” said Terry. “Playing cricket for Ireland was undoubtedly the proudest moment of my life and something that I will always cherish.”

However, Ireland’s Cricket performance director, Richard Holdsworth expressed his sorrow at the shocking decision of Sean Terry.

Meanwhile, Richard gave his best wishes to Terry for the second innings of his life.

“He was certainly part of our talent development pool and had already been capped in the white-ball game on six occasions,” Holdsworth said. “We identified Sean’s talents early and took every opportunity to integrate him into our player pathway programme as soon as he had declared for Ireland in 2016.

“We thought he had adapted well to the Irish set-up but, equally, we respect his decision, difficult as it must have been, and we wish him all the best with the next stage of his career outside of cricket.”

The Irish batsman Sean Terry played 19 First class matches. He went on to score 713 runs and also scored seven fifties in his short career. Furthermore, he scored three half-centuries in 21 List A matches and also featured in seven T20s.