New Delhi: Former South African captain and all-rounder Dane van Niekerk has announced her retirement from international cricket. Van Niekerk is currently in India with the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the WPL. He posted on his Instagram account on Saturday, saying- “There is no point in trying to fix what is already broken.” “You have to accept that some chapters of our lives have to be closed.”
CSA not aware
Although Cricket South Africa (CSA) is not aware of this situation. One of the smartest captains in women’s cricket, van Niekerk’s decision to retire comes a month and a half after she was controversially called into South Africa’s squad for the T20 World Cup last month. In fact, at that time Van Niekerk failed to pass the fitness test by 18 seconds, eventually being dropped from the team. In his absence, Sune Luus led the team to its first World Cup final.
What an era❤❤❤❤😊 https://t.co/SgEapan9gT
— Danevn81 (@Danevn811) March 11, 2023
Last international match was played in September 2021
The spin all-rounder last played international cricket in September 2021. After this he suffered an ankle injury. Though she was supposed to make a comeback during the T20 tri-series at home in January this year, it got delayed as she failed to clear the fitness test with head coach Hilton Moreng. After this it was believed that she would be ready for the World Cup, but she was not given a place in the team.
such a career
Van Niekerk represented South Africa in 107 ODIs, scoring 2175 runs and taking 138 wickets. In T20 Internationals, he scored 1877 runs at a strike rate of 94.94 and took 65 wickets in 86 matches at an economy rate of 5.45. He also played a Test against India in Mysore in November 2014.