Trisha Chetty, a wicketkeeper and batter for South Africa, has declared her retirement from all forms of cricket effective March 17. The 34-year-old cricket player has had a nagging back problem. In her 16-year international career, she has appeared in more than 200 games.
“The time has come for me to hang up my boots and let the gloves catch dust. I have tried everything to keep playing and have pushed as hard as I can, but my body is signaling that it has no more to give, and it is time to retire from all forms of cricket,” Chetty said to News24. The Proteas star expressed that she could not believe her career was over and her cricketing career had been a life-changing experience for her.
“This was not an easy decision for me, and even now, I can’t quite believe my career is over. However, my cricket career has been a life-changing experience, and I look back with no regrets and a full heart. Cricket has taught me about life, being disciplined, what it means to be professional, and how to be a team player. For this, I will always be grateful. And I choose to continue to be grateful for cricket as I retire and transition into the next chapter of my life,” she added.