England seamer Katherine Brunt introduced her retirement from Take a look at cricket on Saturday.
The top of an period.
Our third main wicket-taker within the format, @kbrunt26 is retiring from Take a look at cricket.
Thanks Brunty ❤
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 18, 2022
At 36, Brunt, with 51 wickets, is England’s third-highest wicket-taker within the longest format of the sport. She is going to proceed taking part in One-Day Worldwide and Twenty20 Worldwide cricket.
Brunt, who made her Take a look at debut in 2004, took 9 wickets and scored 52 runs in her third match to assist England retain the Ladies’s Ashes after 42 years.
“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 simply love. However over the previous two years ideas of retirement have surfaced increasingly, so I’ve determined to make a good move moderately than an emotional one. Take a look at cricket is my absolute ardour and to retire from this format was really a heart-breaking option to make, nevertheless it permits me to prioritise white-ball cricket,” Brunt mentioned.
“I know that I depart it in a fantastic place, the bowlers coming by means of are prepared and so they’re simply itching to be let unfastened! And with the South Africa recreation across the nook, I’m very a lot wanting ahead to watching them from the perfect seat in the home,” she added.