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"Feel very lucky to have experienced the IPL once" - Harry Gurney retires from cricket

Former Knight and English pacer Harry Gurney has decided to hang up his boots, aged 34, following an insurmountable shoulder injury.

Gurney, who was associated with KKR in 2019, had picked up 7 wickets in 8 matches, with his best figures of 2-25 coming in against Rajasthan Royals.

 

The left-arm seamer took to social media to announce his retirement plans. He wrote, "The time has arrived for me to hang up my boots. After trying to recover from the recent injury to my shoulder I am truly disappointed to have to end my playing career as a result of it.

"From the first time I picked up a cricket ball at the age of ten, I was completely obsessed. Cricket has been my life for 24 years and has taken me on an incredible journey that I will cherish forever.

"Playing for England, IPL and winning eight trophies at home and abroad including the blast, big bash and CPL has exceeded my wildest dreams."

Reflecting on his time with KKR in the IPL, Gurney said in an interview with kkr.in last year, "Playing in Eden Gardens in front of 70,000 people was just the most incredible cricketing and life experience for me. What sets (the IPL) apart, I think, is the passion and love for the game in India. I feel really lucky to have experienced it once."

Gurney has also represented Nottinghamshire, Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash, Barbados Tridents in the CPL and Quetta Gladiators in the PSL.