England’s World Cup winner Anya Shrubsole announces retirement from international cricket

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  • England women star pacer Anya Shrubsole has announced retirement.

  • "I feel immensely privileged to have been able to represent my country for the past 14 years": Shrubsole

England’s World Cup winner Anya Shrubsole announces retirement from international cricket
Anya Shrubsole (Photo Source: Twitter)
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England pacer Anya Shrubsole, a two-time Women’s World Cup winner, has brought down the curtains on her glorious 14-year international career.

On Thursday, she ended her career with 106 wickets in 86 ODIs, 102 in 79 T20Is and 19 scalps from eight Tests including a career-best, match-winning 7/99 in the 2014 Ashes Test at Perth. The 30-year-old is the only England player to bag 100 wickets in both Women’s ODIs and T20Is.

“I feel immensely privileged to have been able to represent my country for the past 14 years. To have been involved in women’s cricket at a time of such growth has been an honour but it has become clear to me that it is moving forward faster than I can keep up with, so it is time for me to step away,” Shrubsole said in her official statement.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be lucky enough to play for England for so long, I’d have been happy with one game. There have been many ups and downs along the way but it was all worth it to be able to lift the ICC Women’s World Cup at Lord’s in 2017,” she added.

As Shrubsole bid adieu to international cricket, tributes poured in from all corners of the world, celebrating her
career.

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