On Saturday, South African batsman JP Duminy has announced that he is taking retirement from Test cricket and first-class cricket with immediate effect.
Earlier, Duminy was dropped from the Test squad after the first Test at Lord’s against England in July. He has now decided to shift his complete focus on limited-overs cricket hereafter.
According to the reports of Independent media, JP said, “I certainly know that my playing career is far from over, and my hope is that with the backing of Cricket South Africa, the Cape Cobras, teammates, family, friends and supporters, I will be given the opportunity to continue to give my very best to the sport that I love dearly. But after a long and careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from first-class and Test-match cricket with immediate effect.”
He further added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege and opportunity to represent my country in 46 Tests and the Cape Cobras in 108 first-class matches over the last 16 years.”
Duminy played his first Test match against Australia in 2008 in Perth, and since then only managed to score 2103 runs from 46 Tests at an average of 32.85. He will continue to play limited overs cricket for both South Africa and for other domestic teams.