William Porterfield Announce Retirement From International Cricket
Ireland’s longest-serving captain William Porterfield has announced his retirement from international and representative cricket. William Porterfield said goodbye to cricket with many records and some memorable performances.
William Porterfield, a true Irish cricket legend has played in 310 international matches for Ireland, including 253 captains. His run in all formats is 9506. He is the first Test captain of Ireland. Porterfield has led in two ODI World Cups and five Twenty20 World Cups.
Notably, Ireland captained the team for the longest time (253 international matches). In 2008, at the age of 23, he took over the leadership. He is also the third Irish cricketer to play a match. He ended his career as the second highest run-getter.
William Porterfield Retires from International cricket
‘It’s an honor to represent my country for 16 years – something I have wanted to do since I was a child. Although it is a bit surreal to decide to retire and retire at the moment, I have had the privilege of playing cricket since 2006 and it has been an incredible journey for me. ‘
‘In my career, we have gone from an amateur team to a Test country now. Before and during my journey, we have built an infrastructure that will further develop the game in Ireland. All I wanted to do was put the jersey in a better place and put the team in a better place, and I hope I played a role in that. ”
‘One of my most precious memories is getting the first cap from the great Roy Torrance. Roy is a legend in Irish cricket, and unfortunately he played a role in every one of my games until he died. ‘