JP Duminy, South Africa’s all-rounder cricketer, announced that he has decided to retire from first-class and Test cricket matches with immediate effect. Speaking with Independent Media, the 33-year old batsman JP Duminy indicated his future plans and said that he will be concentrating on the limited-overs format.
“I certainly know that my playing career is far from over, and my hope is that with the backing of Cricket South Africa, the WSB Cape Cobras, teammates, family, friends and supporters, I will be given the opportunity to continue to give my very best to the sport that I love dearly,” Duminy said.
Duminy was dropped from South Africa’s playing XI when the tourists lost the first test by 211 runs against England at the Lord’s and had come back home prior to the third test match at the Oval. He has featured in 46 Tests and has scored 2103 runs, as well as six centuries and eight half-centuries.
“But when a protracted and careful deliberation, I even have decided to retire from first-class and Test-match cricket with immediate impact. I even have totally enjoyed the privilege and opportunity to represent my country in 46 Tests and also the Cape Cobras in 108 fantabulous matches over the last sixteen years,” he added.
Ever since making his test debut in 2008 against Australia, Duminy has featured in 46 Tests and has scored 2103 runs, as well as 600 and eight half-centuries. Moreover, Duminy can still play one-day and T20 cricket for the Cobras and also the national team. Also, he is going to be leading the cape town Knight Riders within the inaugural edition of T20 global League.