One of the prolific English talents who on the verge of making it big in the international circuit has failed himself for good. Failure here is not in the context of his prolific batting potentials, but a deteriorating health condition that has put a ban on his cricket career.
Following the diagnosis of a viral infection that cost Taylor to withdraw from the last week’s county cricket match between Nottingham and Cambridge MCCU, the middle order batsman has lately been declared of suffering from a critical heart condition.
Though quite new in the cricket scenario, James Taylor has been praised for emerging out big in a short span of time and delivering terrific knocks, particularly in the ODI format. Owing to which, the medical emergency of this kind has shook the entire English cricket fraternity.
On this, Andrew Strauss, director of the English team was quoted as saying, “It is both shocking and saddening to hear that James’ career has been cut short in such a sudden and unexpected manner. Throughout his career, he has constantly impressed with his determination to make the absolute most of his ability, and it is immensely cruel that such a hard working player will be unable to fulfil his great potential in the international arena. The ECB will work closely with Nottinghamshire and together we will do everything possible to help James through this difficult period, and aid him in his recovery.”
Similarly fans and legendary cricketers expressed regrets all over
Safe to say this has been the toughest week of my life! My world is upside down. But I'm here to stay and I'm battling on! #lifestooshort ??— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) April 12, 2016
Oh no. That is awful news for James Taylor. So much talent – I really hope he finds something he loves to do.— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) April 12, 2016
Very sad news about @jamestaylor20 .. A great lad who will be greatly missed on the pitch but hopefully will stay involved with the game ..— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 12, 2016
Very sorry to hear the sad news @jamestaylor20 . This should make every cricketer/sportsman realise how lucky we are to do what we love.— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) 12 April 2016
@jamestaylor20 Bro, too kind. Stay strong ?— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) 12 April 2016
Very sad news about @jamestaylor20 forced retirement. A talented, gutsy cricketer, wishing him all the best in the future.— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) 12 April 2016
Till date, James Taylor has to his record 887 runs in 27 ODI matches and 312 runs in 7 tests.