Ian Bell says goodbye to professional cricket
Ian Bell was once the leading batsman of the England cricket team. He was last seen in the national team five years ago. However, he was continuing the domestic league of England. Ian Bell says goodbye to professional cricket. However, English top-order batsman Ian Bell is retiring from all forms of professional cricket at the end of the current domestic season. He confirmed the matter in a Twitter message on Saturday (September 5).
The 36-year-old cricketer was last seen in an England jersey in a Test against Pakistan in 2015. Bell missed the domestic season last year due to injury.
After a long absence from cricket, Bell surprised fans by announcing his retirement. “I am grateful to both England and Warwickshire for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my childhood dream,” Bell wrote in a message on his Twitter account.
I have worked throughout my career to win trophies for the club. Both I and my family are extremely proud. I am grateful to everyone associated with the club; Staff, players, fans, and anyone I’ve worked with during this time. Thank you all. ‘
Bell first made his professional cricket debut in 1999. And he played the last match for the club on the 22nd of last month. Bell has played 311 first-class matches in his 20-year career. Where he has scored 20,300 runs. Besides 56 centuries, he has 103 half-centuries. The best innings of his career were 262 not out. Bell was also good as a part-time bowler. He has taken 48 wickets in 311 matches.