Taylor was pretty lean in the Ashes which followed the 334 series. I feel like his perma dropping from the ODI side might have brought his test retirement forward in the sense he had some pretty set ideas about the leadership of the side.I thought Taylor went out a bit early, as morgie stated he'd just hit the 334 and found his mojo again. A lot of his batting peers went playing way past his retirement age of 34. Felt like that generation all lasted til at least 36-37 other than him and Healy, though Healy was forced out for Gilly
Taylor retired because he was at risk of dying if he continued to play professional sport because of a heart condition IIRC.James Taylor and Tatenda Taibu are 2 names quickly coming to mind apart from AB. Keepers like Saba Karim and Kieswetter getting injured and retiring early was also unfortunate.
Yes, except for Taibu who retired for religious reasons, it was unfortunate medical reasons for all the other 3. There is also an Indian movie with a similar storyline to that of James Taylor named 'Jersey'.Taylor retired because he was at risk of dying if he continued to play professional sport because of a heart condition IIRC.