Faf du Plessis represented South Africa in 69 Exams.© Instagram
South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis on Wednesday introduced that he’s retiring from Take a look at cricket. “My coronary heart is obvious and the time is true to stroll into a brand new chapter,” the previous South Africa captain wrote in a put up on Instagram, the place he additionally shared a press release on his resolution. With two T20 World Cups within the subsequent two years, du Plessis stated he’s shifting his focus to the shortest format of the sport. “It has been an honour to play for my nation in all of the codecs of the sport, however the time has come for me to retire from Take a look at cricket,” he wrote in his assertion.
“If somebody had informed me 15 years in the past, that I might play 69 Take a look at matches for South Africa and captained the facet, I would not have believed them. I stand in a spot of utmost gratitude for a Take a look at profession stuffed with blessings bestowed on me,” he added.
“The following two years are ICC T20 World Cup years. Due to this, my focus is shifting to this format and I wish to play as a lot of it as doable all over the world in order that I might be the very best participant I can presumably be,” du Plessis wrote.
Faf du Plessis represented South Africa in 69 Exams and scored 4163 runs at a median of 40.02. He scored 10 centuries and registered his highest rating of 199 in 2020.
He had a memorable Take a look at debut in opposition to Australia in Adelaide in 2012, when he scored 78 within the first inning and adopted it up with a maiden Take a look at century within the second.
His last Take a look at got here in Rawalpindi in opposition to Pakistan earlier this month.
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