English all-rounder Jenny Gunn, who is the most international player on T20Is, has announced her retirement from international cricket.
The right arm, who is also the second-highest player in English women’s ODIs, was a member of the England national team that won the first Women’s World Cup T20 in 2009 and also participated in the country’s Women’s World Cup that same year.
Eight years later, in 2017, she played a pivotal role in England’s home win at the Women’s World Cup in front of a crowded house at Lord’s. She scored in the semi-final against South Africa a nerve-free Run-a-Ball 27 *, which England won with two wickets and two balls in the hand, and was in the final of her team’s most economical bowler, the only 17 runs of her seven cashed overs.
“Jenny was the biggest servant of English women’s cricket in the 15 years she has played for England,” said ECCO Executive Director of Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor
“Her longevity, work ethic, and dedication have been hugely impressive in both the amateur and pro era, and on countless occasions, she has delivered outstanding performances for the team with the racket and the ball.
“Jenny has been an exceptional role model for our sport and we are very grateful for everything she has done, with few international cricketers showing so humbly and striving for her teammate as Jenny, she will be greatly missed.” of players and employees alike. “
Gunn, who has also been involved in five victories in the Ashes series, made her debut in 2004. With 204 gates and 2702 runs in 259 international appearances, she has left her name. “I made one of the toughest decisions and realized that the time has come to withdraw from international cricket,” she said. “As a kid, I started the game I loved for fun, and I could only dream of becoming a professional cricketer.”
“I have been fortunate to play in some great teams over the years and participate in some great battles, but as a little girl, I have always said that in addition to my father’s medal, I would like to place a World Cup medal as European Cup winner . ” there are now three of them next to his medal on the mantelpiece!
“I’m so grateful for the support during my career and I could not have done it without my friends, but most of all, I could not have done it without my family, who were there for me every step of the way.”