The 35-year-old had already announced that the World Cup will be his last contribution with the national side in 50-over cricket and the plan was to continue playing T20 internationals until the T20 World Cup next year.

 

Duminy has however decided that he will stop playing international cricket immediately and only be available for some T20 domestic leagues around the world. The left-handed batsman said:

I went into the game (against Australia) with the guys knowing that this would be my last one.
There is a big relief and also an appreciation for an amazing 15 years of international cricket. I’m absolutely blessed to have played with so many great cricketers and special humans over the years. It’s been a disappointing tournament, but the last week that we had together was really enjoyable.

 

The Cape Town-born Duminy played 46 Tests, 199 ODIs and 81 T20Is for his country and said he would like to be remembered as the ultimate “team man”.

  He took to twitter his appreciation for the support from all walks of life, this is what he had to say

"As one reflects on what has been all I can say is THANK YOU. Thank you, Lord, for the Blessings afforded for so many years. To my family, friends, teammates, coaches and supporters all over the world, thank you for the love and support. Much love and peace to all, Here’s to the next💪" @jpduminy21

 

“Personal accolades are great, but whatever the team needed at any time was always my main focus. I hope that my team-mates saw that and it’s something I will be remembered for. The numbers that I have produced are not going to go up against some of the best, and that’s okay with me. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and experience I have had. it’s not about the numbers you produce, it’s about the person you are.” said Duminy

Duminy scored 14 in his final ODI appearance as the Proteas beat Australia in their last World Cup encounter on Saturday.


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By: Bradley Brizzy

 

 

 

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