James Taylor a Cut Short Story – A Retirement at the age of 26 years

James Taylor

No one can deny the fact that the ups and downs are part and parcel of every human life and for the life of a sportsman it will be the never-ending story. Similarly for James Taylor who diagnosed with week heart now forced to retire at the age of 26. Yes!! The talented Nottinghamshire batsman was retired from international cricket due to this unfortunate circumstance.

James Taylor

Once touted as the future of English middle order line-up what happened to James Taylor was heartbreaking. Taylor’s career just started to flourish at the international arena by lending handy contributions in England’s tour of South Africa but after that, he was gone ill and reports say he is diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy similar condition that happens to footballer Fabrice Muamba.

Celebrity Reactions

James Taylor

It was the real shock for the cricketing fraternity across the globe and they expressed their sadness via twitter handle. Andrew Strauss the former English captain and current English team director point outs that he was shocked to hear this and claimed that it was a great loss for English cricket.

David Lauderdale the chief executive officer of ECB assured that ECB will stand with him to overcome this difficult time and assured to provide all kinds of help he needs. His county and international teammate also expressed his shock over the incident and wishes Taylor a speedy recovery. Other than this his international teammates and county teammates have also expressed their sadness over the incident.

James Taylor’s Career Summary


Having made his debut at international level in 2011 Taylor went on to play 34 test matches so far and 24 one international that include 2015 world cup. The right-hander with strong batting technique and ability to sweep has seen as a vital cog in England batting line-up especially in test cricket.

At county level also James Taylor continues to impress everybody by his strong performances for Nottinghamshire though he started his career with Leicestershire he moved to Nottinghamshire to move his career forward. He was the captain of Nottinghamshire one day team also captained England for a series against Ireland where England whitewashed the Irish team with 4-0.

The able batsmen took to Twitter to announce his retirement and detailed about his disease. It is sad that a player who has got all the potential and leadership skills to become successful at the international level was not able to continue his game. His majestic partnership with Pietersen at Headingley was the sign of his temperament and commitment.

James Taylor has got the ability to hang around the crease and play according to the merit of the ball. During his last series against South Africa where England went on to win 2-1 his fielding abilities at short leg was the point of the talk. He took some outstanding catches which cost the result in England’s favor. He also registered his hundred which is now going to be his last international ton at bouncing centurion pitch.

Final Words

It is going to the great loss for England cricket but hopes he recovers from his strategy and starts his journey. Though he retired from cricket he will continue to inspire everyone who is suffering from these kinds of diseases and seeking an inspiration to recover.

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