Controversial England star Alex Hales announces retirement from international cricket at the age of 34, drawing the curtain on a controversial career on Friday.
Hales added, “Pulling on the England shirt as many times as I have, in all formats, has been an honor.
“So it’s extremely fulfilling to be able to look back on that journey, my career on the global stage, and the events I was lucky enough to be a part of.
Alex Hales international retirement post. pic.twitter.com/CkuDIk75EQ
— CricWatcher (@CricWatcher11) August 4, 2023
There are so many memories I have, both on and off the field, but I remember the two One Day International World Records scores at Trent Bridge in particular. Being able to achieve three digits in each of those games on my home field was incredibly wonderful.
And, obviously, winning the T20 World Cup after my final competition with England is the ideal way to go out.
He made a significant impact at the top of the order after being invited back into the team for the T20 World Cup last year. His final game for England against Pakistan in November was fittingly the championship game.
5066 Runs 🏏
578 Fours 💥
123 Sixes 💥
T20 World Cup Winner 🏆
Thank you, Alex 👏
Alex Hales has announced his retirement from international cricket. pic.twitter.com/xXOUmFjide
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 4, 2023
Hales was a strong batter at the top of the order, but his time with England was not without controversies. The tall right-hander failed a recreational drug test and was dropped from England’s 50-over World Cup team in 2019.
Hales, a cricketer for Nottinghamshire County, declared he would keep playing for a franchise.
Hales was a successful England cricketer, scoring 2419 runs in ODIs with an average of 37.79 and six centuries. He’s one of three players to score over 2000 runs in T20Is for England. He scored his only T20I century in 2014 against Sri Lanka.