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Ian Bell announces retirement from cricket

Ian Bell announces retirement from cricket

 Former England cricketer Ian Bell confirmed his retirement from professional cricket on Saturday. The veteran batsman additionally told that his last red-ball sport will be with Warwickshire on Sunday, whilst his final T20 match for the county will be performed subsequent week. "It's with large sadness, however with equal pride, that I am asserting my retirement from professional cricket. Tomorrow will be my last red ball game and subsequent week I'll play my last T20 match. It's real when they say you understand when the time's right, and unfortunately, my time is now," Bell stated in a publish on Twitter.

"While my starvation and enthusiasm for the game I love continue to be as sturdy as ever, my physique truly can not hold up with the needs of the sport to the preferred of which I anticipate from myself. It's been an absolute privilege and honour to fulfill my boyhood dream of enjoying for each England and Warwickshire. As a child, to play simply as soon as for both would have been sufficient for me, however to do so for the previous 22 years is greater than I ought to have ever wished for," he added.

Bell performed 118 Tests, 161 ODIs, and eight T20Is for England.

He managed to rating 7,727 runs in the longest layout of the sport at an common of 42.69, whilst he registered 5,416 runs in the 50-over structure for the Three Lions.

When Bell used to play for England, the aspect had managed to attain the variety one rating in the longest layout of the sport and over the route of his career, he managed to be a section of 5 Ashes-winning squads.

"To have been phase of an England Test crew to attain range one in the world, to win 5 Ashes Series, one of which as Player of the Series, and an away sequence in India is some return for a younger lad who honestly dreamt of batting at Edgbaston. I rely myself fortunate for many things, however to have shared these experiences with the crew of guys I did is some thing I'm very grateful for," Bell said.

"I've been lucky sufficient to share dressing rooms with now not simply the very quality gamers in the world, however the very satisfactory guys. At the membership level, to have spent my complete profession and gained trophies with my boyhood crew is some thing each myself and my household are rather proud of. To all of us related with the club; the staff, players, fans, and all people I've labored with, thank you," he added.

On July 1 this year, Bell had signed a contract extension with Warwickshire, however he stated that he can't disrespect the membership through proceed taking part in when he is aware of he would no longer be capable to provide his best.

Bell had final performed for England in 2015 as he performed a Test match towards Pakistan. On the different hand, he had final played an ODI for England in March 2015. 

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