Jonathan Trott says he realized while being in West Indies that his time as an international cricketer was up and he needed to make space for somebody else to come in.
After withdrawing himself from the Ashes tour of 2013, Trott came back to the England test side for the West Indies tour and he got to play all the games of the 3-match series there, but, he registered single-digit scores to his name regularly and was almost in a position to be dropped before he himself announced his retirement.
According to Trott, his game in the Caribbean was not at the level where a player’s game needs to be if he is playing at the international level.
In a talk show last week, Trott was quoted as saying, “I opened in West Indies and I felt I was not doing justice to my place in the team.”
“Everybody dreams of a great comeback while being out of action and I was no exception, but, Cricket can be quite cruel at times. However, I didn’t walk away with any regrets. I played for a few years, did some good things for England and those memories would remain with me till I am alive.”
When asked what he thinks of the fact that England has changed the batting order in the middle of the Ashes series and has moved Ian Bell to no. 3, the 34-year old said, “I am in favour of that move. At this point of time, Ian is the best man to be batting at that position for England as he is one of the most experienced players in the squad. Also, the next game is on his home ground where people would be cheering for him from everywhere. So, that’s only going to help. I back him to find form at three.”