- Faf Du Plessis says he’ll give attention to T20 cricket because of the upcoming world cup
- The 36-year-old says he “strongly” believes that he has rather a lot to supply to South Africa in T20s
- Former South African skipper says his coronary heart was “clear” and it’s the proper time to “walk into a new chapter”
JAHANNESBURG: Former South African cricket captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday introduced that he has retired from Take a look at cricket however clarified that he can be accessible for his nation within the white-ball format of the sport.
Plessis, 36, mentioned in a press release on his Instagram account that he would proceed to be accessible for One-Day and Twenty20 internationals.
“The next two years are ICC T20 World Cup years. Because of this, my focus is shifting to this format and I want to play as much of it as possible around the world so that I can be the best player I can possibly be,” he mentioned.
The 36-year-old mentioned that he “strongly” believes that he has rather a lot to supply to South Africa on this format.
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The cricketer additionally clarified that his retirement doesn’t meant that ODI cricket was “no longer in the plans” including that he’s “just making T20 cricket the priority in the short-term”.
The previous South African skipper mentioned that his coronary heart was “clear” and that it was the best time to “walk into a new chapter”.
“It has been an honour to play for my country in all formats of the game, but the time has come for me to retire from Test cricket,” mentioned the batsman.
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The previous captain mentioned that he can be in dialog with Cricket South Africa, the nation’s governing physique for the game, over the following couple of months to discover a “solution that works” for each of them.
Du Plessis had captained South Africa in 36 of his 69 Take a look at matches, profitable 18 and shedding 15.