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Another Proteas’ star announces retirement after World Cup

JP Duminy announces retirement after Cricket World Cup 2019

 

One of the finest players of South Africa, Jean-Paul (JP) Duminy, announces retirement from ODI cricket as he declares World Cup 2019 as his last tournament in the limited over’s format.

Official Announcement

The official news was shared by ICC’s official Twitter handle:

This means that Saturday’s match will be the last he plays in front of his home crowd.

Speaking of his decision, he said:

“The last few months on the sidelines have given me an opportunity to re-assess my career going forward and to plot some goals I’d like to achieve in the future. While a decision like this is never easy, I also feel that it is the right time for me to pass on the baton.”

Duminy was on the sidelines for quite a while but he made his comeback against Srilanka in the 4th ODI. Duminy has already taken retirement from Test and First-Class Cricket back in 2017.

“I have been privileged to live out my dream playing a sport I love, and I am forever grateful for the support I have received from my teammates, coaches, family, friends and fans throughout the years.”

Duminy has, however, expressed that he will continue to be available for SA in T20 and Domestic format but feels that his family deserves more of his time.

“I will still be available to play international and domestic T20 cricket, but would also like to invest more time towards my growing family, who are my number one priority.”

Having made his ODI debut back in 2004, Duminy has gone on to represent South Africa in 46 Tests, 193 ODIs and 78 T20Is and has played 2 World Cups under national colors.

Do you think he should have stayed in the team and played more, or is it the right decision? Let us know in the comments.

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