Trisha Chetty Retirement: South African Women wicketkeeper batter Trisha Chetty announced her retirement from all formats of cricket on March 17, 2023.
Trisha Chetty Retirement Statement
She made her international debut in 2007 and was among the generation of players who rose as women’s cricket transitioned from amateur to professional in South Africa.
“I can still remember the incredible feeling I had back in 2007 as I walked over the boundary rope, dressed in green and gold for the first time,” Chetty said.
“For the past 16 years, it has been a privilege to represent my country and play for the Proteas, and that feeling has never gone away – each time I pulled on my South African kit I felt honoured to be doing so.”
The keeper went on to refer to the recurring back injury which had forced her to take this call.
“But now, due to a recurring back injury for the past 5 years, the time has come for me to hang up my boots and let the gloves catch dust. I have tried everything to keep playing and have tried as hard as I can – but my body is signalling that it has no more to give, and it is time to retire from all forms of cricket.
“This was not an easy decision for me, and even now, I can’t quite believe that my career is over. However, my cricket career has been a life-changing experience and I look back with no regrets and a full heart.”
Chetty went on to thank her family and fans for their support over the years.
“I am extremely grateful to my mum and dad, family, and friends for being there for me through all the ups and downs, the successes and the losses,” Chetty said.
“Without my support system, I would never have been able to take this journey.
“I would also like to thank CSA, KZN Cricket union, SACA, coaches, support staff and teammates throughout my career for the impact and influence you have had. You have all made the journey such an amazing one.
“Cricket has taught me about life, being disciplined, what it means to be professional and how to be a team player. For this, I will always be grateful. And I choose to continue to be grateful for cricket as I retire and transition into the next chapter of my life.
“Lastly, thank you to the fans for all your undying support over the years. I will never forget it.”
She along with Shandre Fritz set the record for the highest-ever opening stand of 170 runs in the history of WT20I history, She also holds the record of the highest dismissal by a wicketkeeper in a Women’s ODI.
She finishes with a record 182 dismissals with the gloves in women’s ODIs, 46 more than the second woman on the list, Sarah Taylor.