Faf du Plessis bids farewell to Test cricket
Published: 02:59 PM, 17 February 2021
The former South African captain Faf du Plessis has announced retirement from Test cricket
The former South African captain Faf du Plessis has announced retirement from Test cricket, the most prestigious version of cricket. However, he will continue to play limited-overs cricket.
Du Plessis said on Instagram that it felt like it was the right time to start a new chapter. It was a matter of pride to be able to play for my country in all formats. But it’s time to say goodbye to the Tests.
The 37-year-old Proteas cricketer made his Test debut in the 2012-13 season. So far he has played 69 Test matches and scored 10 centuries and 21 half-centuries
Despite saying goodbye to the Tests, Du Plessis, who has played 143 ODIs and 50 T20s, will continue to play cricket in the short format. He is even looking forward to playing in the T20 World Cup in India.
“I will continue to discuss the future with the South African Cricket Board for the next few months,” he said, adding, “Only then will I understand what my future will be like.”