Wishes poured in from all corners as England’s legendary wicketkeeper-batter Sarah Taylor celebrated her 32nd birthday on Thursday (May 20).
Taylor played 226 international games for England, amassing as many as 6533 runs with seven hundreds and 36 half-centuries. She is the only women wicketkeeper to have most stumpings in ODIs and T20Is (51 in each format).
Sarah is a 2009 & 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup winner. She was also a part of the 2009 Women’s T20 World Cup-winning team.
On her special day, the official Twitter handle of England Cricket shared a photo of her taking a brilliant catch to wish the legendary athlete.
Happy birthday Sarah Taylor! 🐐
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 20, 2021
India women batter Punam Raut extended her best wishes to Sarah and wrote: “Happiest birthday
@Sarah_Taylor3 Have a good one. Enjoy your day.”
Happiest birthday @Sarah_Taylor30 Have a good one. Enjoy your day.🤗💖
— Punam Raut (@raut_punam) May 20, 2021
England’s biggest cricket fan club, The Barmy Army, shared a video of Sarah taking a blinder to dismiss Australian batter Jodie Fields.
Happy Birthday @Sarah_Taylor30 🥳
Look at this grab 🤯
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) May 20, 2021
The International Cricket Council (ICC) official Twitter handle wished the ex-English wicketkeeper by sharing the major highlights of her illustrious career and posting a video of Sarah’s outstanding glovework behind the stumps.
“6533 runs in 226 internationals. Most stumpings in women’s ODIs and T20Is. 2009 & 2017 Women’s @cricketworldcup and 2009 Women’s @T20WorldCup winner. Happy birthday to England’s lightning-fast former wicketkeeper @Sarah_Taylor30,” tweeted ICC.
— ICC (@ICC) May 20, 2021
Sussex county club extended their wishes to Sarah and termed her as a GOAT (Greatest of all Time).
“Our wicketkeeping coach and an England legend. (Goat emoji) Happy birthday, @Sarah_Taylor30 !” wrote Sussex on Twitter.
Our wicketkeeping coach and an England legend. 🐐
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) May 20, 2021
The official Twitter handle of Lords Cricket Ground wished Sarah on her birthday. They wrote: “Jumping for joy. Birthday cake Happy Birthday to 2017 ICC @cricketworldcup winner, @Sarah_Taylor30 #LoveLords.”
Jumping for joy 🙌
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) May 20, 2021