Former Ireland captain William Porterfield announces retirement from international cricket
After leading the Ireland team through a successful era, former Ireland captain William Porterfield announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday, marking a career spanning 16 years. Porterfield, 37, compiled 11 ODI hundreds and a total of 34. Scoring over fifty in ODI and T20I cricket, he was a pillar in the top order for Ireland, scoring nearly 10,000 runs at international level in all competitions.
He was appointed as captain of Ireland in 2008 and led his side over 250 times, with Porterfield in his first Test match and Lord’s Test match against England before handing over the captaincy to Andrew Balbirnie. led.
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In an official statement released by Ireland Cricket, Porterfield said, “It is an honor to represent my country for 16 years. This is something I wanted to do since childhood.” I’ve gone from being an amateur team to a Test nation by now… all I wanted to do was leave the shirt in a better place and leave the team in a better place, and hopefully, I’ve played a part In doing so,” he said. Porterfield will take on a coaching role with Gloucestershire. He last played an international in January at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
“This is the ground where a lot of people say put Irish cricket on the map. That ground holds a lot of memories for me, right from Pakistan’s victory in 2007 to beating the West Indies from the ground in January 2 – 1,” he said. Current Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie said Porterfield “would be a huge loss.” “It’s a huge loss when an absolute pillar of the game demands time on his career. William has been a wonderful man. In the dressing room, as a player and as a person. So much for this current Irish team.” All the foundations were laid, which was done by him and the teams that came before us,” Balberni said.