Andrew Strauss shocked the world by announcing his retirement from all forms of professional cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday, but the entire shock was not over as rumors started sparking that Strauss had quit the world of cricket in order to pursue a career in the field of politics.
According to reports, Strauss had shown an interest to contest in the Corby by-elections. Staruss has been hugely speculated to replace outgoing Corby and East Northamptonshire MP Louise Mensch.
Although the rumors are running high in this matter, Strauss has remained silent over the issue.
The retirement of Strauss came as a surprise to the world since he was enjoying a great run in the world of cricket. He enjoyed modest returns with the bat in recent years and his 122 against the West Indies in May was his first Test century since November 2010.
Strauss’s last Test was a 51-run defeat by South Africa at Lord’s, his Middlesex home ground where he made his Test debut in 2004, earlier this month that saw England surrender their number one Test ranking to the Proteas.
Strauss scored 21 hundreds — one shy of England’s all-time record — and led England to the top of the world Test rankings, a run that included home and away Ashes wins in 2009 and 2010/11.
Alastair Cook, already England’s one-day captain and Strauss’s opening partner in the five-day game, was announced as the new skipper of the Test team. Agencies