Jenny Gunn is not retiring anytime soon! Rumours of her hanging her boots have been quashed after a tweet from the player herself.
— Jenny Gunn MBE (@GunnJenny) August 6, 2019
She has been asked my multiple people about her future and finally she decided to speak of her hunger to play and turn up for England as long as she can.
“I hadn’t had a break from cricket in 15 years so I was mentally fatigued and took a bit of a break. But now I am back and the drive is still there,” the 33-year-old told Loughborough Lightning’s website. “I still want to do well, I still want to play for England and I still want to do my best for Loughborough Lightning and let the kids fight me because I want to be the best I can be. So yes, I’m still enjoying the game and really want to play.”
Gunn’s seven-ball cameo of 17 runs in her last match against Southern Vipers helped Lightning post 135 on the board, even though the Lightning have lost both their games in the WCSL so far. With ball, too, Gunn has been economical even though she is yet to make appearance in the wicket-takers’ list.
Clearly not looking at walking away from the sport anytime soon, Gunn would use the current (final) season of the WCSL to make a case for her inclusion for next year’s T20 World Cup to be played in Australia.
Lightning take on Diamonds next on Sunday (August 11).