Tom Curran retires from red ball cricket for an indeterminate period of time. “I believe that is the best option for my body and my mental health,” Curran added.
Tom Curran, the 27-year-old England cricketer, has been plagued by ailments for some time. He recently stated his intention to withdraw from the lengthier version of the game in order to concentrate on white-ball cricket. With repeated injuries over the years, Curran’s decision to retire from red-ball cricket may help him simplify his career.
Tom Curran, the oldest of the Curran brothers, has played for a variety of teams in the game’s shortest version. He has played for clubs such as Surrey in the Vitality Blast, as well as the Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
Curran’s schedule is just unsustainable with him participating in every version of the game. One of the main reasons he is taking a break from red-ball cricket is because of his hectic schedule.
This isn’t a decision I’ve taken lightly: Tom Curran
Tom Curran is currently playing for the Desert Vipers in the ILT20 and will play in the Pakistan Super League as early as next month. For the time being, the Englishman will concentrate only on white-ball cricket.
“The previous several years have not been easy for me; I’ve had plenty of time, and this is not a choice I’ve made lightly. Some decisions in life, I don’t think you’ll ever be really certain about, and this is surely one of them. But, given where I am right now, I believe it is the best option for my bodily and mental health.”
“I’m not ruling out playing red-ball cricket again in the future,” Tom stated, as cited by The Cricketer.
Surrey’s director of cricket, Alec Stewart, has come out in support of Curran’s decision to take an extended vacation from red-ball cricket, saying that he, too, is looking forward to seeing Tom Curran in action during the T20 season.