Former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday, according to County Club Warwickshire Cricket (WCCC). In April 2021, the 36-year-old won his Warwickshire cap, and he quickly established himself as a vital part in the team, contributing with bat and ball.
In his statement by WCCC, Tim Bresnan said, “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.”
He further elaborated, “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.”
Bresnan scored 7,138 runs and took 575 wickets in his First-Class career, with seven centuries and nine five-wicket hauls, according to Warwickshire Cricket.
Elaborating the same, Tim Bresnan said, “I’m excited for my next chapter and am determined to throw everything into it, like I did on the cricket field for so many years.”
Tim Bresnan was also a member of the England team that won the World Twenty20 title for the first time in 2010. At the international level, the right-hander appeared in 142 games for his country, including 23 Tests, and was a member of the side that won the Ashes in Australia in 2010/11 and topped the Test rankings in 2011.