Ian Bell has said goodbye to cricket
England’s star batsman Ian Bell has said goodbye to cricket. The English cricketer confirmed the matter in a tweet. The announcement of Ian Bell’s retirement has taken everyone by surprise.
Bell signed a 20-month deal with county cricket club Warwickshire a couple of months ago. But in the meantime, he suddenly announced his retirement today. Earlier, the top-order batsman has been away from cricket for a long time.
Ian Bell last played for the national team in 2015. Then he was playing domestic cricket. However, he could not play a single match in the last 2019 season due to injury. Bell signed a contract with Warwickshire after Corona’s return to cricket in England. He also played matches. He will retire at the age of 36 at the end of the current county cricket season. Injuries forced him to make that decision, Bell said.
Bell has played for England in 117 Tests, 181 ODIs, and 7 T20I matches. The star batsman has scored 13,331 runs in 26 centuries and 61 fifties in all formats. Bell is one of the three England cricketers to have won the Ashes five times in a row.
Bell also has success stories in domestic cricket. He has scored 31,300 runs in 311 first-class matches, 56 centuries, and 103 fifties. List ‘A’ cricket also has over 11,000 runs.
“I am grateful to England and Warwickshire for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my childhood dreams,” Bell said of his retirement. Both I and my family are extremely proud. I am grateful to the staff associated with the career, the players, and every person I have worked with during this time. Many thanks to everyone. ‘