It seems that the problem for South African red ball team never seems to end as one of their ace players Faf du Plesis announced retirement from Test Cricket after horrible tour with the bat against last Test series he played against Pakistan.
Where the Proteas team went down by 0-2 in a two match series. However the team were supposed to play against Australia in their own backyard but the tour got postponed due to increase in number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa.
Du Plesis who played 69 Test matches in his carrier where he scored 4163 runs at an average of 40.02 with a highest score of 199.
During his illustrious career in the whites, the veteran cricketer smacked 10 centuries and 21 fifties.
As Du Plesis took to Instagram to announce his retirement where he mentioned a statement that it was an honour to play for his country over all these years to play in the whites and added that he is now willing to focus on his role in white ball cricket with two World Cups is all set to take place in next two years.
“My heart is clear and the time is right to walk into a new chapter. It has been an honour to play for my country in all formats of the game, but the time has come for me to retire from Test cricket,” a part of his statement read. Faf du Plessis also stated that he will have a conversation with Cricket South Africa (CSA) regarding his future.
“The next two years are ICC T20 World Cup years. Because of this, my focus is shifting to this format and I want to play as much of it as possible around the world so that I can be the best player I can possibly be. I will be in conversation with CSA over the next couple of months on what the future might look like for me over the next year to find a solution that works for both of us,” he further said in a statement.