England’s young talented prospect James Taylor, 26, had to retire on a sad note as he has been suffering from ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia). It has been seven days his terrible heart diseases identified.
The acrobatic fielder and an outstanding batsman, Taylor is now spending his time with more difficulty as he spending time off the field at the hospital. The story of a 26-years soul ,who had to retire even before his talent blossoms in cricket, is indeed painful.
But, Taylor has won the heart of many as he is receiving the letters and messages from people around the globe. Many of them giving a consolation message to him while others suggested him to be strong.
Taylor has posted an image of letters of his fans who sent their emotion and feelings for him in an envelope.
Earlier England and Wales Cricket Board said Taylor withdrew from his fixture against Cambridge MCCU with what was to be a viral condition.
However, specialist scans revealed yesterday that the 26-year-old has the very serious heart condition, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia).
The middle-order batsman also played 27 ODIs and was captain for England’s trip to Ireland last May.
“Safe to say this has been the toughest week of my life! My world is upside down. But I’m here to stay and I’m battling on,” Taylor said.
England Team Director Andrew Strauss said: “It is both shocking and saddening to hear that James’ career has been cut short in such a sudden and unexpected manner.
“Throughout his career, he has constantly impressed with his determination to make the absolute most of his ability, and it is immensely cruel that such a hard working player will be unable to fulfil his great potential in the international arena.
“The ECB will work closely with Nottinghamshire and together we will do everything possible to help James through this difficult period, and aid him in his recovery.”
Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell added: “Myself and all of James’ teammates and colleagues are terribly sad to hear this news, which comes as a big shock to us all.
“He is a model professional, the most hard working I’ve ever known in cricket, making it all the more difficult to accept that his career has been cut short in this way.
“It goes without saying that he has the very best wishes of us all in terms of recovering from his operation and that we are looking forward to seeing him back at Trent Bridge when he is fit and able.”