Faf du Plessis represented South Africa in 69 Tests.© Instagram
South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced that he is retiring from Test cricket. “My heart is clear and the time is right to walk into a new chapter,” the former South Africa captain wrote in a post on Instagram, where he also shared a statement on his decision. With two T20 World Cups in the next two years, du Plessis said he is shifting his focus to the shortest format of the game. “It has been an honour to play for my country in all the formats of the game, but the time has come for me to retire from Test cricket,” he wrote in his statement.
“If someone had told me 15 years ago, that I would play 69 Test matches for South Africa and captained the side, I wouldn’t have believed them. I stand in a place of utmost gratitude for a Test career full of blessings bestowed on me,” he added.
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