South African left hand batsman JP Duminy has announced his retirement from Test Cricket on Saturday with immediate effect.
The Proteas batsman was not having a good time in the longer format of the game and was dropped from the Test team after the first match in the four-match series against England in July earlier this year and after that he realized its time to call it a day in Test Cricket and focus on the other two formats.
CSA released the statement of Duminy: “After long and careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from first-class and Test match cricket with immediate effect. I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege and opportunity to represent my country in 46 Tests and the WSB Cape Cobras in 108 first-class matches overs the past 16 years. It is an experience that cannot be replaced and one I will always cherish.“
He added more: “I certainly know that my playing career is far from over and my hope is that with the backing of Cricket South Africa, WSB Cape Cobras, team mates, family, friends and supporters, I will be given the opportunity to continue to give my very best to the sport that I love dearly.”
JP Duminy made his Test debut in 2008 against Australia in Perth. He played 46 test matches and scored 2103 runs with an average of 32.85. His test career ends with 8 fifties & 6 hundreds.