Harry Gurney announces retirement at 34

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

Harry Gurney, the Nottinghamshire and England seamer who became a fixture on the T20 franchise circuit, has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 34.

Gurney announced the decision after failing to recover from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss Nottinghamshire’s triumphant campaign in last season’s Vitality Blast.

He has also played for Kolkata Knight Riders penned an emotional note on Instagram sharing how cricket had been his life for the last 24 years and something that he will continue to cherish forever.

“The time has arrived for me to hang up my boots. After trying to recover from the recent injury to my shoulder, I am truly disappointed to have to end my playing career as a result of it,” Gurney captioned his post on Instagram. 

From the first time I picked up a cricket ball at the age of ten, I was completely obsessed. Cricket has been my life for 24 years. He has taken me on an incredible journey that I will cherish forever. Playing for England, in the IPL and winning eight trophies at home and abroad including the Blast. Big Bash and CPL have exceeded my wildest dreams. I always prepared for leaving cricket. I have discovered a new path in business that gives me the same excitement, I felt when I discovered the game all those years ago,” he added.

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The left-arm pacer highlighted in 10 ODIs and 2 T20Is for England, getting 11 and three wickets. Harry Gurney tasted more achievement in his homegrown and T20 profession. Aside from winning three one-day three trophies with Nottinghamshire. He was likewise a critical figure in the team’s T20 Blast win in 2017. 

He has won the Big Bash League with the Melbourne Renegades and the Caribbean Premier League with Barbados Tridents. He additionally addressed Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2019 release where he got seven wickets in eight games. Generally, he completes his vocation with 614 wickets across formats.

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“That is a path I will now go down with immediate effect. I have found this injury recovery too much of a mountain to climb,” added Gurney.

“He’s carved out a niche in limited-overs competitions in recent times. He has been very successful that at home and abroad. But his record in the First-Class game is something he can be immensely proud of as well.

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