'Bhai Ben Stokes ko bhi leja' - Fans react as England pacer David Willey announces his retirement after ODI World Cup 2023

David Willey is currently in action for England in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, in India. Now, he will be in action for his side in the next match against Australia.

Mathew K
Nov 01, 2023 14:33 IST
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David Willey (File Photo, Twitter)

David Willey (File Photo, Twitter)

In a recent piece of news, star England pacer David Willey has announced his retirement from the international cricket. With said that, it is now confirmed that Willey will hang his boots in the international cricket after the conclusion of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, England are going through a very dismal run in the tournament as they have lost 5 out of the 6 matches, they played so far.

Meanwhile, Willey took to his official Instagram handle to announce his retirement from the international cricket. There are also the speculations that his exclusion from the 26 central contracts may also be the reason for this decision. 

“It is with great regret that I feel the time has come.” – David Willey on his retirement

“I never wanted this day to come. From a young boy, I've only ever dreamed of playing cricket for England. So, with careful thought and consideration, it is with great regret that I feel the time has come for me to retire from all forms of international cricket at the end of the World Cup,” wrote Willey in his recent Instagram post.

“I have worn the shirt with immense pride and given my absolute everything to the badge on my chest. I've been very lucky to be a part of such an incredible white ball team with some of the best players in the world. I've made some special memories and great friends along the way and been through some very difficult times,” he added later.

Furthermore, the 33-year-old also expressed his gratitude for his family, appreciating and acknowledging their support throughout his cricketing journey.

“To my wife, two children, mum and dad, I wouldn't have been able to follow my dreams without your sacrifice and unwavering support throughout. Thank you for sharing the special memories and picking up the pieces when I've fallen apart - I'm eternally grateful,” he wrote.

Here’s how fans reacted to the retirement decision by David Willey:


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