England batsman Jonathan Trott announced his retirement from International cricket on Monday.
On his return to the Test scenario, he was completely out of form and was struggling to score runs.
Trott could only manage to score 72 runs in six innings in the drawn Test series against West Indies recently. He was called back into the England Test squad just ahead of the recently concluded Test series in the Carribbeans.
He was left out of the England squad after the 2013-2014 Ashes series in Australia and the reason that one of the officials from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave was Trott was suffering from "situational anxiety".
Trott finished his Test career wih an average of 44.08 (which was once above 50.00). He has 9 centuries in total in the longer format of the game. He also averaged 50.38 in 69 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and was also instrumental in helping England in reaching the Champions Trophy Final back in 2013. Trott was a member of three Ashes-winning England team as well. In the year 2011, he was also named the ICC Cricketer of the year, reported Espncricinfo.com.
Trott made his debut against Australia in The Ashes series back in 2009 and it was nothing less than glorious as he scored a match-winning ton at The Oval, which helped England regain The Ashes Urn. His last two scores in Test was 0 and 9.
"I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me and given me the chance to represent England and to thank supporters for all their backing over the years. I also want to wish the lads all the very best for what will be an incredibly exciting summer.
"I've had incredible highs and some real lows in an England shirt but wouldn't change a thing. I look forward to continuing my career at Warwickshire and hopefully helping us win more silverware. This was a tough decision to make but I don't feel my game is at the level you need to be at to play for England," said Trott in a statement released by ECB.
England skipper Alastair Cook paid a tribute after Trott announced his retirement saying that he will be missed in the England dressing room.
"It has been an absolute honour to play alongside Trotty in every one of his 52 Tests. He can be incredibly proud of all he has achieved in his career and it is no coincidence that his time in international cricket has seen the team achieve some very special things often with Trotty at the heart of our success on and off the field," said Cook.
"To come back from events around the Brisbane Test in 2013 and earn a place back in this side is testament to his character and spirit and although things didnt work out as we all hoped on this current tour, he gave absolutely everything to the three lions every time he wore the cap," added Cook.