Sarah Taylor, a former wicketkeeper and batter for England who stopped playing international cricket in 2019, told the world on Wednesday that her partner is pregnant. Taylor put a picture of herself and her partner on social media and wrote that it hadn’t been an easy journey.
“My partner’s dream has always been to become a mother. Diana has never given up on her journey, even though it hasn’t been easy. I’m so glad to be a part of it because I know she’ll be the best mom. Life will be very different in 19 weeks. I’m so happy for you, @dianamain_, “Taylor gave the post a caption.
Being a mother has always been my partner’s dream. The journey hasn’t been an easy one but Diana has never given up. I know she will be the best mum and I’m so happy to be a part of it x
19 weeks to go and life will be very different ! 🤍🌈 pic.twitter.com/9bvwK1Yf1e
— Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) February 21, 2023
Taylor said she was leaving international cricket in 2019, citing anxiety issues as her reason.
In 126 ODIs, she scored seven hundred and twenty half-centuries. In 90 T20Is, she scored 2,177 runs. She also played for England 10 times in the longest form of the game and got 330 runs.
The 33-year-old was a member of England’s 2017 World Cup-winning team.
Taylor thanked her teammates, friends, and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for helping her throughout her career when she told them she was leaving.
“This was a hard choice to make, but I know it’s the right one for me and my health in the future. I can’t thank my past and present teammates and the ECB enough for being friends and supporters along the way “Taylor’s message said.
Taylor was named assistant coach of Team Abu Dhabi for the T10 league in 2021. This made her the first woman to coach a professional men’s cricket team.