Former Proteas batsman Farhaan Behardien retires from professional cricket

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Former Proteas batsman Farhaan Behardien has retired from professional cricket.

Behardien played 59 ODIs and 38 T20Is from 2012 to 2018.

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What Behardien said

“The dust has settled a bit. Been pretty emotional the last couple of weeks,” said Behardien.

“18 years have come and gone. 560 pro games across all formats, including 97 caps for my country, 17 trophies in the cabinet and blessed to have played four World Cups.

“Thanks to my family and friends who gave unwavering support. Thanks to all the coaches and support staff I’ve come across in my career – and all my team-mates.

“I’ve played with some of my heroes and some of the greats.”

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‘I have not ‘worked’ a day in 18 years’

The bulk of Behardien’s domestic career was with the Titans, followed by stints with the Knights and Boland.

“Thanks, specifically, for taking a punt on a young kid all those years ago – and giving me a platform to showcase my skill,” added Behardien.

“Thanks to the fans who supported me throughout the years. To those who gave me grief, whichever side of the fence you sat, it fueled my desire nonetheless. I lived my dreams.

“To be honest, it was not easy – The good stuff rarely is. But as a result I have not ‘worked’ a day in 18 years.

“Because it was my passion, I loved the graft. Feet up for a bit and onto the next challenge. Much love.”

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