New Delhi: Former England fast bowler Chris Tremlett on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on medical grounds.
The 33-year-old posted an emotional retirement statement on micro-blogging site Twitter. In a 16-year long career, majorly plagued by injuries, the Southampton-born bowler played 12 Test, 15 One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International for England.
He is best remembered for helping England win the 2010-11 Ashes series over Australia. He took 17 wickets in three matches, including a five-for in the second innings of third Test at WACA, Perth.
"After 16 enjoyable years I feel that now is the right moment to call time on my playing career," Tremlett wrote.
Despite making impressive outings for England, Tremlett's career has been hampered by nagging back and knee injuries, which restricted to limited playing time even in the county cricket.
"Unfortunately injury has hampered me throughout my career and now plays the leading role in my decision to retire. My body, and back in particular, can no longer withstand the vigour of performing at the level required to play professional cricket and after taking specialist advice this latest injury means that I will not be able to carry on," the former Surrey player continued.
"I have always tried to give 100% commitment and effort whenever I have played but no longer feel that this is possible...Wearing the Three Lions was the pinnacle and I enjoyed every minute of the challenge, experience and ultimately the success that the team had," he added.
He last played for England in November 2013, in the first Ashes Test at Brisbane Cricket Ground.
Read his full statement here:
— Chris Tremlett (@ChrisTremlett33) August 21, 2015