South Africa batsman JP Duminy announces retirement from Test cricket

JP Duminy has announced his retirement from Test cricket and first class cricket with immediate effect.

Published: 16th September 2017 02:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2017 02:30 PM   |  A+A-

South Africa batsman JP Duminy (File | AP)

By ANI

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa batsman JP Duminy has announced his retirement from Test cricket and first class cricket with immediate effect.

Duminy, who was dropped from the team after the Lord's Test in July - the first of a four-match series, has decided to concentrate on limited-overs formats in future.

He will continue to play ODI and T20 cricket for the Cape Cobras and Proteas.

Issuing a statement on Saturday, the left-handed batsman said it is after long and careful deliberation that he has decided to retire from first-class and Test match cricket with immediate effect.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege and opportunity to represent my country in 46 Tests and the WSB Cape Cobras in 108 first-class matches overs the past 16 years. It is an experience that cannot be replaced and one I will always cherish,” Sport24 quoted Duminy as saying. 

“Test cricket has always been the pinnacle and I’ve been fortunate enough to experience some memorable highlights with the Proteas and also in first-class matches with the WSB Cape Cobras.”

“In the years ahead, my focus will be placed on attaining limited-overs cricket success for South Africa and the WSB Cape Cobras, along with attending to my young family, who have been incredibly supportive and understanding,” he added.

The 33-year-old played a total of 46 Tests since his debut in 2008 against Australia, scoring 2,103 runs at an average of just under 33.

Stay up to date on all the latest Cricket news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL2018