Former Proteas ladies’s cricket captain Dané van Niekerk has confirmed her retirement from worldwide cricket.
The 29-year-old hinted on the transfer on the weekend, however Cricket South Africa on Thursday launched a press release confirming the choice.
Van Niekerk performed for the Proteas for 14 years. She represented South Africa on 194 events, together with 107 One-Day Internationals (ODI), 86 T20 Internationals (T20Is) and a single Take a look at match towards India in 2014.
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Starting her profession in March 2009, the previous Proteas all-rounder recorded 2,175 runs in ODI cricket, with 9 half-centuries and a career-best rating of 102 towards Sri Lanka, whereas amassing an additional 1,177 runs in T20 cricket, notching up 10 fifties.
With the ball, the leg-spinner bagged 204 worldwide scalps total (138 in ODIs, 65 in T20Is and 1 in Assessments), together with recording-breaking figures of 4/0 through the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2017 towards the West Indies in Leicester, England.
Van Niekerk’s assertion is as follows:
“It’s with nice unhappiness that I announce my retirement from worldwide cricket.
“It has been the best honour to guide and characterize my nation. I’m extremely blessed to have led the workforce by means of its transformative years. There isn’t a doubt that the ladies’s recreation is in an thrilling house and looking out ahead to seeing this stunning recreation that I really like develop.
“I look again on my profession fondly and have made unbelievable recollections and wish to thank Cricket South Africa and all different stakeholders on your assist.
“Usually the journey might be lonely, painful, and emotional, however wouldn’t change it for something. I’m grateful for what this recreation has given me.
“To all of the gamers that I had the privilege to have shared the dressing room and competed with, I’ll maintain on to the recollections dearly.
‘I’ll endlessly be grateful’
“We’re merely custodians of this sport; I hand it over understanding I’ve given it my all the things and that ladies’s cricket is in a greater place than once I arrived. That should be the accountability of the brand new group, to all the time be sure to are enhancing and making a distinction. It’s time for me to assist the brand new management and need all of them the perfect.
“To my superb household. Thanks on your unbelievable love and assist. From the age of 4, you will have seen the potential and did all the things and something to assist me exceed. I’ll endlessly be grateful.
“My spouse, Marizanne, you stood by my aspect since day one. Thanks for placing up with me and all that got here with it, however but, right here you’re. You’re on the pinnacle of your profession and it’s my time to assist you, the way in which you will have supported me. I really like you.”