BREAKING: Sudden retirement of South African batsman at just 30, recently crowned SA T20 League
The season of retirement of players is going on in South Africa cricket. South African international batsman Theunis de Bruyne announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday (February 16). He last played international cricket in the Test series against Australia in December.
Theunis de Bruyn has announced his retirement from international cricket!
“It is time I say goodbye to international cricket and focus on the next chapter” – he is quoted as saying#SAvWI #cricket pic.twitter.com/g1mqtoPk9C
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) February 16, 2023
De Bruyne made his T20 debut in 2017. He scored only 26 runs in two T20 matches. He also played 13 Test matches for South Africa. In this he scored 468 runs with a century.
His domestic team, the Titans, officially announced his retirement in a statement. He wrote,
“I am lucky to have always been able to represent my country at the highest level of cricket. It was a glorious moment. My dream was to be in the dressing room with the people I used to call my idols. After what I have achieved so far I feel it is the right time to stop. Now is the time to start a new chapter in life. I am excited for the future and will try to fulfill the remaining ambitions.’
De Bruyne represented Pretoria Capitals in the recently concluded SA T20 League. He scored 238 runs, the second highest for the team in the tournament. He also captained the team in the last four league matches due to injury to regular captain Wayne Parnell. However, in the final match, Sunrisers Eastern Cape defeated Capitals to win the tournament.
(South Africa Batter Theunis De Bruyn Retired From International Cricket)
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