Joe Root spoke warmly about Matt Prior after the former England keeper announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Matt Prior retires from international cricket: Reaction

England cricketer Matt Prior on Thursday announced retirement from international cricket, on the grounds of medical reasons. In July 2014, England‘s much vaunted wicketkeeper announced that he is taking a break from cricket citing unhappiness over his fitness levels. VIDEO: Matt Prior announces his retirement from international cricket

The South African-born Prior hoped that he would make a speedy comeback to cricket. The 31 year-old’s performances have come under intense scrutiny in recent months after persistent poor shows with the bat and behind the stumps. Prior’s made his decision just a few hours after England crashed to yet another Test defeat, this time to India by 95 runs at Lord’s.