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England’s Alex Hales retires from International Cricket

In a heartfelt social media note posted on his official account, England’s dynamic cricketer, Alex Hales, bid farewell to his illustrious international career. The announcement took the cricketing world by surprise, as fans and fellow players expressed both admiration and sadness for the decision.

In his note, Hales expressed his deep gratitude for the privilege of representing his country on 156 occasions across all three formats of the game. The right-handed batsman has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on English cricket, having showcased his prowess and skill on the field for many years.

Having experienced the highs and lows that come with international cricket, Hales reflected on the incredible journey he has had while donning the England shirt. One of the most significant highlights of his career was playing a crucial role in securing England’s historic victory in the World Cup final, a moment that will forever be etched in cricketing history.

The decision to retire from international cricket was not made lightly, as Hales acknowledged the cherished memories and lifelong friendships he has made throughout his career. However, he felt that the time was right to step away from the international stage and explore new avenues in the game.

Undoubtedly, Hales’ decision was met with mixed emotions from fans worldwide. While many understood and respected his choice, they couldn’t help but express their sadness at not seeing him don the Three Lions jersey again. Throughout his career, Hales enjoyed unwavering support from his friends, family, and what he referred to as the “undoubtedly the best fans in world cricket.”

Though stepping away from international duty, Hales expressed his commitment to continue playing for Notts and embrace the opportunities that franchise cricket offers globally. His presence and power-hitting abilities are sure to be in demand among various T20 leagues around the world.

Just a note to announce that I have decided to retire from international cricket.

It has been an absolute privilege to have represented my country on 156 occasions across all three formats.

I’ve made some memories and some friendships to last a lifetime and I feel that now is the right time to move on.

Throughout my time in an England shirt I’ve experienced some of the highest highs as well as some of the lowest lows. It’s been an incredible journey and I feel very content that my Last game for England was winning a World Cup final.

Throughout the ups and downs I’ve always felt a huge amount of support from my friends, family and undoubtedly the best fans in world cricket.

I look forward to continuing to play for Notts and experiencing more franchise cricket around the world.
Thanks again.


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