South African cricketer Mignon du Preez has known as time on her profession in all types of worldwide cricket. The batter introduced her retirement in an announcement launched by Cricket South Africa however stated she is going to proceed to take part in leagues all over the world till she chooses to start out a household.
“15 years of international cricket. Wow. What a blessing it has been,” the 33-year-old stated within the assertion.
“It’s never an easy decision to step away from something you love as much as I love cricket. But I know in my heart that the time is right for me to announce my retirement from all forms of international cricket. However, I will still continue to play the shorter format of the game in the global leagues until such a time that I am blessed to become a mom and start a family of my own,” she added.
Earlier this 12 months, du Preez retired from ODIs and Assessments to concentrate on the shortest format of the sport. Having began her worldwide cricketing profession in 2007, she has featured in a single Check (with 119 runs from the sport), and 154 ODIs the place she completed with 3760 runs. Du Preez additionally led South Africa in 46 ODIs, successful 24 of them.
In T20Is, she has performed 114 video games with 1805 runs to her identify and a highest rating of 69.
Enoch Nkwe, Cricket South Africa’s director of cricket, known as it “a bittersweet moment for South African cricket and the world at large”.
“We bid farewell to one of many sport’s favorite characters on the worldwide stage. Over the past 16 years, Du Preez’s professionalism and dedication proven in the direction of her nation has been exemplary, not solely to those that comply with in her footsteps but in addition to her teammates and friends within the sport.
“A profession entailing a complete of 268 worldwide matches, 5 565 runs together with 25 fifties and three a whole lot throughout Check, ODI and T20 cricket in addition to 96 matches as captain, is one to be extraordinarily pleased with and has solidified her place as one of many nation’s cricketing greats.
“On behalf of CSA and the broader cricketing fraternity, I wish to categorical my heartfelt gratitude to Mignon for her practically 20 years of service for her nation and the sport of worldwide cricket.