England cricket was dealt a blow last week when star batsman James Taylor revealed that he was quitting international cricket due to a medical condition.
The 26-year old who is best known for his century at the Old Trafford against Australia last year, announced through his county club Nottinghamshire that was retiring from all forms of cricket because of the rare and serious heart condition arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.
He made his debut for England in August 2011 and has ever since been a regular member of England squad. He became the 653rd man to play Test cricket for England and the first born in the 1990s
He played his last test for his country three months ago and has been undergoing treatment for the past couple of weeks before announcing his retirement.
He also had a prestigious game against Ireland where he was selected as the captain of the side
He was admitted to the hospital in Nottinghamshire after he complained of feeling unwell during the game against Cambridge MCCU at Fenner’s
However, he kept everyone close to him and his fans in the loop as he regularly provided updates to everyone worried through his social media with a number of posts and updates.
And today, Taylor tweeted a picture of himself outside the hospital with his identification band is still on his wrist and an external defibrillator is over his shoulder
He wrote, ‘Well, that has been one hell of an experience! What a beautiful day.”
Here is the tweet:
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) April 21, 2016
A brief statement on his club’s website added on Friday: “James Taylor, the Nottinghamshire, and England batsman who was recently forced to retire from cricket through illness, is now continuing his recovery at home.
“The 26-year-old has undergone a preliminary procedure in the hospital and will continue to be tested and monitored to determine future treatment.
“Very best wishes to James, from everybody at Trent Bridge, as he continues his recovery.”
It is hoped that the 26-year old can get rid of the defibrillator and can start the second phase of his recovery after the unfortunate medical condition.