Trott: I have no regrets

"I just didn't feel good. My batting wasn't up to standard"

“I just didn’t feel good. My batting wasn’t up to standard”

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Former England batsman Jonathan Trott still firmly believes that he made the right decision to retire from international cricket after the third Test against the West Indies in Barbados in May.

Trott struggled throughout the Test series against the West Indies, amassing 72 runs at an average of 12.

The 34-year-old had been hoping to regain his touch with the bat after spending 18 months away from the game with a stress-related illness.

But, Trott revealed that he had made up his mind to retire even before the third and final Test got underway.

“I just didn’t feel good. My batting wasn’t up to standard,” he told the Daily Telegraph. “Don’t forget that I had a few inside edges that went for four (in the 59). I felt all right after the first innings, thinking maybe that’s a start, but then I got nought in the second.

“I didn’t feel I was playing well enough really. I just felt my game wasn’t where it needed to be. I decided after Grenada (to retire), but I wanted to see the job through. I wanted to try my best and do as well as I could do (in the third).”

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