Former English pacer Harry Gurney has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 14th May 2021. The 34-year-old left-arm pacer has played a total of 10 ODI’s and 2 T20I’s for England under the captaincy of Peter Moores in 2014. He has suffered a severe shoulder injury and was unable to recover completely from it.
Injuries forced Harry Gurney to retire
Harry used to play for Melbourne Renegades in BBL and after his successful stint in the T20 league – He expected that he would receive a call from England Cricket Board but that never came because he was unfit to play a part in the Notts Outlaws’ Vitality Blast victory last year.
He has officially released a press note stating – “The time has arrived for me to hang up my boots, After trying to recover from the recent injury to my shoulder, I am truly disappointed to have to end my playing career as a result of it. Cricket has been my life for 24 years and has taken me on an incredible journey that I will cherish forever.”
He has given up the Test Cricket in 2019 in order to focus more on the shorter format and that decision made him travel to Australia, India, Pakistan, and West Indies to play for their respective domestic T20 leagues.
He has also added – “Playing for England, in the IPL and winning eight trophies at home and abroad including the Blast, Big Bash and CPL has exceeded my wildest dreams.”
Currently, Harry is joint owner of a pub with his teammate Start Broad and now he is all set to focus more on his business.
So proud of this pub. We have worked incredibly hard on it for the last year or so and think we have a pretty great product now 💙
— Harry Gurney (@gurneyhf) April 17, 2021
He added: “That is a path I will now go down with immediate effect, as I have found this injury recovery too much of a mountain to climb.”