Proteas stalwart JP Duminy confirms retirement from all international cricket

Proteas stalwart JP Duminy confirms retirement from all international cricket

Fifteen years on since making his debut for the Proteas against Sri Lanka in 2004, JP Duminy has retired from all forms of international cricket.

South Africa's JP Duminy attends a press conference at the Riverside Ground, in Chester-le-Street, northeast England on June 27, 2019, ahead of their 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match against Sri Lanka.  Lindsey PARNABY / AFP
South Africa's JP Duminy attends a press conference at the Riverside Ground, in Chester-le-Street, northeast England on June 27, 2019, ahead of their 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match against Sri Lanka. Lindsey PARNABY / AFP

The 34-year-old had initially announced that he would quit ODI cricket after the World Cup but has now confirmed that this was the end of the road.

That means the Cape born all-rounder will not feature at next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

"I went into the game with the guys knowing that this would be my last one,” Duminy told reporters in a press conference after South Africa’s 10-run victory over Australia at Old Trafford on Saturday night.

"It has been a tough call but it is something that I have been thinking about for a good few months,” Duminy said.

READ: Duminy offers apology for Proteas failure

He ends his career with 326 international caps across all three formats of the game. He played 199 ODI’s, 81 T20 Internationals and 46 Tests.

"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,” Duminy said. 

In reflecting on his career, Duminy said he would like to be remembered as a true team man. 

“Yes, personal accolades are great but it was about whatever the team needed at any given time, that was always my main focus,” Duminy said.

“I hope my team-mates saw that and that's something I will be remembered for. The numbers 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 the experience I have had,” Duminy said. 

This is only the end of his international career, Duminy has a few T20 gigs lined up around the world over the next few months could potentially continue playing for another year or two on the circuit. 

Keep up to date with the latest Cricket World Cup action with Myron Naicker as he brings us exclusive updates from England. Find the latest update in the podcast channel below:

Show's Stories