England batsman James Taylor forced to retire all from cricket due to heart illness.
England batsman James Taylor’s cricket meets a terrible end as a heart illness forced him to retire from all forms of games.
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! #lifestooshort 😝🤒
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) April 12, 2016
Taylor is a very promising cricketer. He is a technically equipped batsman and acrobatic catcher at the short leg. But, it was shocking to everyone how could a fit player like Taylor have heart illness.
Taylor originally withdrew from last’s week’s fixture against Cambridge MCCU with what was believed 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).
Cricket has lost an incredibly talented cricketer in James Taylor. Remember how well he played spin in Sharjah. Wish him a speedy recovery.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) April 12, 2016
— CricFit (@CricFit) April 12, 2016
Extraordinary,shattering news for James Taylor, forced to retire because of heart condition. Totally out-the-blue, always appeared super-fit
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) April 12, 2016
Terrible news re James Taylor but this is the upside of regular athlete testing for heart conditions. https://t.co/HOqejDQHTR
— Daniel Geey (@FootballLaw) April 12, 2016
Very sad to hear about England batsman James Taylor’s forced retirement n serious heart condition. Gutsy player and seemed a top character
— Ben Horne (@BenHorne8) April 12, 2016
Gutted for James Taylor, here’s hoping he has a full and speedy recovery!!
— William Porterfield (@purdy34) April 12, 2016
James Taylor’s news is awful but he must be thankful that the regular health checks in professional sport managed to find the illness early
— George Darby (@GeorgeWDarby) April 12, 2016
This news about James Taylor is just nuts. Thankfully, they have caught it before anything more serious happened.
— Peter Humphrey (@AFCBPETER) April 12, 2016