Twitter reaction: James Taylor overwhelmed by emotional response

The cricket world has united behind James Taylor after the news last week that the England batsmen has been forced into early retirement with a serious heart condition.

The 26 year-old, who was diagnosed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) while preparing for the start of the County Championship season with Nottinghamshire, has been overwhelmed by the response he has received.

Here’s a flavour of the outpouring of emotion from teammates and opposition, with the consistent themes of his gutsy devotion to the sport and elegance with the bat emerging. Taylor’s positivity and sense of humour in trying circumstances has also received huge interactions on social media. 

Source: ECB

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