Cricket paid tribute to the achievements of Marcus Trescothick to the last day of his career.
Somerset opener Trescothick, 43, is retiring after calling time more than a decade, from first-class cricket.
Widely-regarded as one of the nicest guys in the match, Trescothick took the opportunity whilst co-commentating on his county’s Championship clash to thank people who have delivered him their greatest dreams.
One of those was fellow former England international Dominic Cork, who stated:”Tres has had a magnificent career.
“He even made the decision to retire a little while ago so he’s come to terms with the reality that he’s not going to play cricket anymore and he is moving to another phase of his career, which will be training.
“If you believe how long he has been around, you wonder he’s still got the enthusiasm for it.
“Indeed early in his career, Duncan Fletcher saw something that was going to be a power for the England team. Let us be fair – he’d have played with a great deal more than 76 Test matches.
“He’ll be missed but he’ll be able to put something back in the game through his training. Very good luck to him later on because he’s a terrific character to have around.”
Trescothick scored 5,825 Test runs at an average of all 43.79 at a profession that included England’s renowned 2005 Ashes triumph.
Sky Sports pundit Rob Key reported that a huge portion of the heritage of Trescothick will be the manner in which he opened up on his battles with depression and anxiety, which finally cut short his career record is.
“When I was picking an England XI in my period (Graham Gooch had been before my time), I’d have Marcus Trescothick and Alastair Cook as openers,” said Key. “All around, he is one of England’s greatest batsmen over the last 40-odd years.
“At that moment, he had been something of a standalone in English cricket at the fact that the 12 hundreds that he obtained in ODIs arrived in a moment after reverse swing was the thing – there were two brand new white balls – along with the area constraints were tighter.
“To score a hundred today looks a bit easier than that which it did back then, since all of a sudden the ball got sexier and you couldn’t clear the fence as readily. There wasn’t the gap because of the extra man in the group.
“He was cut short in his prime. I can not think of a number of cricketers that have been open about their health struggles. He had been, in my mind, one of the initial and that allowed others to start the conversation.
“That would be his amazing legacy because, because Marcus Trescothick, he is almost given the right for anyone else who had been unable to talk about it through what he has done, which was incredibly courageous.”
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