Proteas all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. Cricket South Africa (CSA) made this announcement on Monday.
Pretorius described his decision to quit Initernational cricket as one of the hardest choices of his cricketing career. He said in an emotional statement that his sole objetive in life as a child had been to play for the Proteas.
He further said that for the remainder of his career, he would concentrate on T20 and other shorter forms of cricket tournaments.
“Being a free agent will help me achieve the goal of being the best short format player I can be. By doing this, I will be able to have a better balance in my career and family life,” said Pretorius while expressing his wish to contribute more for t20 leagues.
He thanked his teammates and all the players he has played with and against throughout his career. He also thanked Faf Du Plessis who helped him make a comeback in international cricket.
He further added, “I leave the Proteas team knowing that every time I stepped on to the field, I gave everything I had in me. From playing with broken toes, fingers and torn muscles, to carrying drinks, team meetings and helping other players wherever I could. It has been a blast.”