Ireland cricketer Max Sorensen has announced his retirement from international cricket citing injury concerns and poor form. The 31-year-old Hills and Leinster Lighting all-rounder played 68 games in total for Ireland between 2012 and 2016. Sorensen hasn’t bowled in recent months due to a shoulder injury, playing primarily for his club as a batsman.
The South Africa-born cricketer was quoted on Ireland Cricket’s official website, “I’d like to start by thanking Ireland for the wonderful opportunity of playing cricket for my adopted country.”
It has been a real privilege and I am so thankful, grateful and blessed for the experiences. I have had and friends I have made – it was for me the absolute ultimate. At this stage of my career, I feel I need to move on with my life. I realise the likelihood of me getting back into the set-up is unlikely, with my various injuries and fluctuating performances in the past year or so.”
Ireland Head Coach John Bracewell spoke in high regard for his services to the game. He said, “On behalf of all the team I’d like to thank Max for all he gave to Ireland over the years. Max was a tireless worker, never giving anything less than 100% effort.
“He always exhibited professionalism and passion, as well as obvious skill. He was a fine role model to the younger players in the squad and was a very popular figure in the dressing room. I wish him all the best in his future.”