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Thailand’s Sornnarin Tippoch bids goodbye to international cricket

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Former Thailand Women’s skipper, Sornnarin Tippoch has bid adieu to international cricket after playing for 16 years.

Moreover, she is also the first-ever Thai captain to have led her side in the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020.

Meanwhile, Tippoch first arrived in the Thailand Women’s team back in 2008 and has played 75 T20Is and 9 ODIs.

Additionally, under her leadership, Thailand broke Australia Women’s record of most wins in Women’s T20Is which is 17.

Her last appearance for her side came in the recently-concluded Asian Games at Hangzhou where Thailand played against Sri Lanka Women in the quarter-final.

Says Tippoch on her retirement from cricket,

Today, I am officially announcing my retirement as a cricket player. I am extremely honoured and privileged to have been able to wear the Thailand colours with pride and passion.

Adding further, she says,

First and foremost, I would like to thank the sport of cricket, Mr. Mohideen Kader, all the coaches that have helped me along the way and the Cricket Association of Thailand in helping me achieve my dream of representing Thailand as an athlete and being able to bring fame and recognition to my country and family.

Tippoch shares a long and heartfelt message about her time in international cricket

Commenting further, Tippoch says,

A special mention of thanks to all my teammates, past and present, throughout my 16-year career. We have endured and persevered through tough times and have come out on the other side fighting to celebrate incredible victories, both in sport and in life. I am grateful to have shared the field with all of you, and everyone of you hold a special place in my heart.

Concluding her message, she says,

The biggest achievement in my career is being able to lead my team and country to the World Cup in Australia. Even though we struggled to find our feet at times, it was still an amazing experience that will always remain clear and vivid in my mind and in my heart.

Meanwhile, Tippoch is already ready to start her second innings in life and will play the role of a mentor and Development Coach in the Cricket Association of Thailand.

I will now be playing my part in Thailand’s cricket development as a coach and mentor. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences to inspire the new generation of Thai cricketers.

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