Age is just a number: West Indies pacer Cecil Wright set to retire at 85

first_imgAge is just a number: West Indies pacer Cecil Wright set to retire at 85Cecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in Ashes. He had estimated that he had played in over two million games.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk LondonAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 16:17 IST Cecil Wright set to retire at 85 (@uppermillcc)HIGHLIGHTSCecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in AshesWright made his first-class debut for Jamaica against a Barbados sideWright has also revealed about his eating habitsWest Indies fast bowler Cecil Wright or Cec’ has finally announced that he will retire from the game in two weeks at the age of 85. Wrigh played with the likes of Viv Richards and Joel Garner and will become the oldest cricketer to play and retire from the game.Wright made his first-class debut for Jamaica against a Barbados side with legends like Wes Hall and Sir Garfield Sobers. In 1959, he moved to England and played for Crompton in the Central Lancashire League. In the year 1962, he decided to stay back permanently in England and started his career as a professional cricketer.According to reports, Wright has grabbed 7000 wickets in his long career. He also took 538 wickets, in five seasons at a very impressive average of 27.Interestingly, Cecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in Ashes. He had estimated that he had played in over two million games.”I wish I knew the reason for my longevity, but I couldn’t tell you what it is,” Wright told The Daily Mirror.Cecil Wright, who has decided to bring down the curtains on his career on September 7, has also revealed about his eating habits.”To be honest, I eat anything that’s going but I don’t drink much, just the odd beer,” he said.”And I keep fit, although these days I use my age as an excuse to miss training. I find keeping active helps to ease aches and pains.””I don’t like to sit still and watch TV, I would rather have a walk or potter about in the garage”.advertisementAlso Read | Ashes 2019: James Anderson steps up recovery from injury ahead of fourth TestAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow west indiesFollow Viv Richardslast_img