Trisha Chetty retirement: South African women’s cricket player Trisha Chetty announces retirement from international career after playing 16 years. The wicketkeeper-batsman holds the world record for most dismissals (182) in the ODI format.
Trisha Chetty is a South African cricketer who has made a significant contribution to women’s cricket in her country. She made her debut for the South African national team in 2007 and has since become an integral part of the squad.
The 34-year-old has played in all formats of the game, including Tests, ODIs, and T20Is. She has scored 2,703 runs in ODI cricket and scored over 1,117 runs in T20Is. She is known for her sharp reflexes behind the stumps, and her ability to score runs consistently.
Chetty has been a part of many historic moments for South African cricket. In 2013, she played a crucial role in helping her team win their first-ever bilateral series against Bangladesh. She scored an unbeaten 98 in the third ODI, which South Africa won by 106 runs.
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Trisha Chetty announces retirement on her stellar career
The right-handed batsman last played for the national team in an ODI on 18th July 2022 against England. Trisha Chetty holds the record for most dismissals in a tournament (23) which she did in the ICC Championship 2014-2017.
Durban-born Chetty has been suffering from a persistent back injury because of which she decided to not play further. She has scored over 2700 runs in ODIs and has 16 fifties.
Speaking to News24, Trisha Chetty said on her retirement, “It is now the moment for me to retire from all forms of cricket, leaving my boots to rest and allowing my gloves to collect dust. Despite my efforts to continue playing and my determination to push myself to the limit, my body is indicating that it has reached its limit and cannot provide any more, prompting my decision to retire.”
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The Proteas could not believe her career was over and called it a life-changing experience. She said, “Although it was a challenging decision, I still find it hard to comprehend that my career in cricket has come to an end. Nevertheless, I reflect on my time in cricket with a heart full of appreciation and no regrets.”
“Throughout my cricketing journey, I have learned valuable lessons about life, such as the importance of discipline, professionalism, and teamwork.”
“These lessons have shaped me into the person I am today, and I will forever be thankful for cricket’s impact on my life. As I embark on the next chapter of my life, I choose to maintain my gratitude towards cricket.” Trisha Chetty added further on her retirement decision.
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