Rob Key announces retirement

Rob Key scored nearly 20,000 first-class runs © Getty Images

Rob Key, the former England batsman, has announced his retirement from professional cricket.

Key, 36, played 15 times for England from 2002 to 2005 with a top score of 221 against West Indies at Lord’s in 2004. Overall in first-class cricket he scored 19,419 runs, alongside 6469 in List A and more than 2000 in T20s

In a statement, Key said: “The club and I have come to a mutual agreement, after a long and enjoyable career, to call it a day. It’s time for the younger players to have their chance, and it doesn’t feel right for me to stand in their way anymore.”

Key has already started to make a career for himself as a well-respected commentator and TV pundit.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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