England’s former fast bowler Chris Tremlett says he is retiring from cricket on medical advice. And this could prove beneficial for him later.
In a post on his Twitter account, the 33-year-old Tremlett says “my body, and back in particular, can no longer withstand the vigor of performing at the level required to play professional cricket.”
Chris Tremlett, whose 16-year career was plagued by injury, played the last of his 12 tests in November 2013 during England’s tour of Australia. He starred in the Ashes tour of 2010-11, taking 17 wickets – including the one that clinched England’s first series win in Australia in 24 years.
Tremlett says “wearing the Three Lions was the pinnacle” of a career in which he played domestic cricket for Hampshire and Surrey.
He said he would surely miss the pleasure of international cricket.
In 2005 chris made his England debut in a One Day International against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, taking 4–32 and missing out on a hat-trick only by a freak occurrence: the hat-trick ball fell onto the top of Mohammad Ashraful’s stumps, but did not dislodge a bail. To demonstrate his continuing progress Tremlett was regularly selected in England’s 12 for the Ashes Tests later in 2005 but due to the success and consistency of the first choice bowlers he did not make his debut. He was also selected for the 2005–06 season tour to Pakistan, but had to withdraw because of injury. After undergoing surgery to his right knee and hip, he also missed the tour to India