Former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan bid farewell to all forms of cricket on Monday. The announcement came from his county team Warwickshire, for which Bresnan started playing in April last year.
The Pontefract-born cricketer played 142 international games for England, including 23 Tests, 85 ODIs and 34 T20Is. Bresnan was a part of the English team that won the 2010/11 Ashes in Australia and went on to acquire the top spot in the Test rankings in 2011. He was also a member of the England side that secured the 2010 T20 World Cup trophy for the first time.
Across his first-class career, Bresnan scored over seven thousand runs and picked up 575 wickets with seven centuries and nine five-wicket hauls. His highest score of unbeaten 169 came against Durham, while his best bowling figures of 5/28 came against Hampshire.
While with Yorkshire, Bresnan helped them win back-to-back County Championship titles in 2014 and 2015. Notably, the right-armer last represented England in international cricket during an ODI game against Ireland in May 2015 in Dublin.
“This has been an incredibly tough decision, but after returning to winter training, I feel that this is the right time. I have continued to work hard throughout the off-season to prepare for my 21st professional year, but deep down, I feel I can’t reach the high standards that I set myself and my teammates,” said Bresnan in a statement released by Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC).
“The hunger and enthusiasm that I have for the game I love will never leave me, but whilst my head is willing to tackle the 2022 season, my body is not.
“I will always look back at my career with immense pride, and it’s been an absolute honour to represent Warwickshire, my home county and country. Growing up, I never would have believed how lucky I was to play with and against some of the finest cricketers to grace the game,” he added.