Irish all-rounder Max Sorensen has called it quits from international cricket after suffering a shoulder injury. The 31-year-old all-rounder appeared for his country in 13 ODI’s and 16 T20I’s between 2012 and 2016. He hasn’t been able to bowl for a substantial amount of time as he has gone through numerous fitness issues.
The South African born cricketer thanked Ireland for giving him an opportunity to play cricket for his adopted country. I’d like to start by thanking Ireland for the wonderful opportunity of playing cricket for my adopted country,” said Sorensen. He was part of the Ireland squad in the 2015 World Cup but didn’t do anything significant to hog the limelight.
“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.
“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,” Sorensen said.
“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 all-rounder added. Meanwhile, Irish head coach John Bracewell whose contract has come to an end paid tribute to the all-rounder.
“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,” said Bracewell.