‘I thought I was dying’

London: Former England batsman James Taylor said he thought he was going to die during a pre-season match for Nottinghamshire last month as a heart condition that forced his early retirement from cricket flared up. “My heart was going wild at a funny rhythm. Sweat from me is hitting the ground hard so I knew I wasn’t right,” he said of the match against Cambridge University. “That’s when I thought I was going to die.” Taylor, 26, thought he was suffering from a viral infection but scans showed he had a heart condition known as Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia.