Max Sorensen announces retirement from international cricket

Max Sorensen announces retirement from international cricket

John Bracewell, the Ireland coach, who recently decided to step down from his role has hailed Sorensen for his efforts.

Max Sorensen
Max Sorensen of Ireland. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Ireland all-rounder, Max Sorensen has decided to retire from the International cricket at the age of 31 following an injury to his right shoulder. The Johannesburg-born right-arm pacer has represented Ireland in 13 ODIs and 26 T20Is between 2012 and 2016.

Sorensen picked up 16 and 26 wickets respectively in ODI and T20I formats. He featured for Ireland in the 2015 World Cup which was hosted by Australia and New Zealand following an injury to Tim Murtagh. He also served his team in the 2014 and 2016 World T20 editions played in Bangladesh and India respectively.

A privilege to play for Ireland

“I’d like to start by thanking Ireland for the wonderful opportunity of playing cricket for my adopted country. It has been a real privilege and I am so thankful, grateful and blessed for the experiences I have had and friends I have made – it was for me the absolute ultimate,” said Sorensen reflecting on his decision to quit from Internationals.

“At this stage of my career, I feel I need to move on with my life. I realise the likelihood of me getting back into the set-up is unlikely, with my various injuries and fluctuating performances in the past year or so. It’s time for me to move forward and hang up the international boots. Once again I want to thank all involved with Irish cricket for their help and support – it truly means a lot,” the 31-year-old added.

Bracewell thanks Max

John Bracewell, the Ireland coach, who recently decided to step down from his role has hailed Sorensen for his efforts. “On behalf of all the team I’d like to thank Max for all he gave to Ireland over the years. Max was a tireless worker, never giving anything less than 100% effort.”

“He always exhibited professionalism and passion, as well as obvious skill. He was a fine role model to the younger players in the squad, and was a very popular figure in the dressing room. I wish him all the best in his future,” he added.