Steven Finn, the talented bowler from England, has decided to retire from all types of cricket. This decision comes after he hurt his knee, which kept him away from the game recently. He is 34 years old. Steven Finn played for England in 126 matches of different formats, taking 254 wickets. “I am saying goodbye to cricket starting today,” said Steven Finn in his announcement. “For the last year, I have been trying my best to fight against the problems my body was facing. Unfortunately, I have had to accept that I can’t keep going.”
Finn played for England in various types of matches, including 36 Tests. He played even more games than he ever thought he could. He thanked Sussex Cricket for helping him a lot in the last year. He joined their team just last season, and they welcomed him warmly. Even though he couldn’t play as much as he wanted due to his injury, he loved being part of the team. “I have many wonderful memories with England, Middlesex, and Sussex. I will never forget them,” he added.
He thanked all the people who supported him throughout his cricket journey, especially his parents, who encouraged him to chase his dreams when he was young. Cricket meant a lot to him, and he hopes he can give back to the sport in some way in the future. But for now, he will enjoy watching cricket without worrying about his body.
One of the times he played well was against Australia in 2015. He bowled his best-ever performance, taking 6 wickets for 79 runs in Birmingham. This helped England win the Ashes series with a score of 3-2. That was the last time England won the Ashes. Steven Finn also played an essential role in two more Ashes wins – one in 2010 in Australia and another in 2013 at home.
A special moment in his career was when he got a hat trick in the World Cup. He is the only English bowler to have done this. He achieved it in the 2015 World Cup against Australia. During England’s first match in the tournament, he took three wickets in a row – Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Johnson.
As Steven Finn leaves the cricket field, he leaves a legacy of great performances and unforgettable moments. He’s looking forward to the future and is excited to continue being a cricket fan.
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