Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has introduced his retirement from Check cricket. Du Plessis introduced his choice on social media on Wednesday (February 17) after South Africa’s proposed sequence with Australia was cancelled.
Du Plessis had earlier introduced that he wished to compete in opposition to Australia at residence. He launched an announcement on social media as he introduced the massive choice. “I actually wished to complete with the upcoming Check sequence in opposition to Australia. That will have felt prefer it has all come full circle. I had that readability of thoughts and coronary heart and though the ending will not be how I imagined, the readability stays,” du Plessis mentioned.
Du Plessis made his debut in Check cricket again in November 2012 in opposition to Australia and performed his final match within the format in opposition to Pakistan in Rawalpindi. He had an extremely poor outing with the bat in Pakistan, registering scores of 10, 23, 17 and 5.
General in Exams, Du Plessis scored 4,163 runs at a mean of 40.02 with 10 centuries and 21 half-centuries to his identify. Du Plessis doesn’t have a double ton to his identify in Exams, falling simply one run shor, when he scored 199 in opposition to Sri Lanka at Centurion final yr.
Du Plessis took over as South Africa Check captain after succeeding AB de Villiers in 2016. He lastly gave up the reigns again in 2020 after a disappointing 3-1 sequence loss to England.
In all, Du Plessis led South Africa to 18 Check wins and 15 losses. He mentioned his focus now shifts to T20 cricket however ODIs may even stay part of his plans.
“The subsequent two years are ICC T20 World Cup years. Due to this my focus is shifting to this format and I need to play as a lot of it as doable all over the world in order that I may be the perfect participant I can presumably be.
“I strongly consider I’ve lots to supply to the Proteas on this format. This does imply that ODI cricket is not within the plans, I’m simply making T20 cricket precedence within the short-term,” Du Plessis added.