South Africa Batter Shock Retirement Post India Series

South Africa’s one of the greatest middle-order batsman Dean Elgar announced his retirement after the India Test series. He is currently 36 years of age and represented his team in 84 test matches. 

Elgar took the leading charge during 2017 (England series) and 2019 (Pakistan series). After that in 2021, he became the skipper of the team full time and took his team to some great heights. Under his leadership he took test series against West Indies and India. 

He said, “As they say, ‘all good things come to an end’, and the Indian home series will be my last, as I have made the decision to retire from our beautiful game. A game that has given me so much. The Cape Town test will be my last. My favourite stadium in the world. A place where I scored my first Test run against New Zealand and hopefully my last too. 

Playing the game of cricket has always been a dream of mine but having the opportunity to represent your country is the ultimate. Having had the privilege to do it for 12 years internationally is simply beyond my wildest dreams. It has been an incredible journey that I have been fortunate enough to have.”

Elgar represented the country in 84 test matches till now in which he scored 5146 runs which includes 13 centuries and 23 half-centuries. His average is close to 38 and his highest score is 199 runs. Also he got 15 wickets to his pocket. He also played 8 ODI matches where he scored 104 runs and his highest score is 42 runs. 

He made his debut on 24th August 2012 against England in the ODI series and his test debut was against Australia on 30th November 2012. His last ODI appearance came on 3rd October 2018 which was against Zimbabwe.

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