On Friday, Tim Murtagh, the Irish cricketer, has called time on his international cricket career. The 38-year-old pacer has participated in three tests, 58 ODIs and 14 T20Is for Ireland. He has been taken 100 wickets across formats. Murtagh, who has signed a two-year deal with Middlesex, will be available until the end of the 2021 season.
Tim Murtagh About His Retirement :
Tim Murtagh said, “This is a day that I have known has been coming for a few years since the ECB changed their regulations, but it hasn’t made the decision any easier. I’ve had eight great years playing international cricket and loved every minute of it. It’s sad that it has come to an end but a decision that I have made my peace with.”
He added, “There are many people to thank for helping me on this journey. Firstly, my amazing wife Karina and the whole family who have endured many weeks/months of me away on tour living the dream. All the management and players from Cricket Ireland who has made me feel so welcome from ‘ball one’. Also, the management at Middlesex Cricket for encouraging me to play at as high a level as I could.”
The last appearance of Murtagh in international cricket was in the historic four-day Test against England at Lords where he came up with figures of 5/13 in the first innings and 1/52 in the second innings.”
“A Test Match at Lord’s against England is a great way to finish my international career and a game I will always cherish. I wish the lads all the best for the winter tours and very much hope to help out and be involved in some capacity in the future, Finally, thank you for the support from everyone over in Ireland, both north and south of the border. Very much appreciated and I will be over to see everyone soon.” Murtaugh said.