Former England middle-order batsman Ian Bell has said goodbye to cricket. He will pick up the cricket bat-pad as soon as the current season is over. After 21 long years, the English batsman decided to leave 22 yards. At the end of the current cricket season, he will say goodbye to 22 yards.
Bell English debut in 2004, has played 117 Tests, 181 ODIs and six T20Is for England.
Bell announced his retirement in a tweet on Saturday. His announcement, however, was surprising. Because, last July, he extended his contract with Warwickshire for another year. The game was supposed to be next season. But that is not happening anymore.
He played international cricket a long time ago. Bell was no longer seen in the national team jersey after England's defeat in the 2015 World Cup.
Bell has played county cricket for Warwickshire regularly for so long. But in the 2019 season, the injury problem became an obstacle there. Despite many battles to get in form, the English star has seen the end of his career at the age of 36. So he decided to say goodbye to cricket.
"Although my appetite and interest in the sport are high, my body is no longer able to cope with this demand," Bell said in a statement.