Proteas batsman Theunis de Bruyn retires from international cricket with immediate effect

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Proteas batsman Theunis de Bruyn has retired from international cricket with immediate effect.

De Bruyn played 13 Tests and two T20Is from 2017 and 2022. He was never capped in ODI cricket.

He hadn’t played Test cricket for several years prior to December 2022’s recall for the tour of Australia.

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What de Bruyn said

“I’ve been fortunate to represent my country at the highest level of cricket and that’s been the proudest moment of my career,” said de Bruyn.

“The bonds I’ve formed, lessons I’ve learnt, skills I’ve developed and my growth as a human being would not have been possible without the experience of playing international cricket.

“I’ve lived a childhood dream, shared dressing rooms with my heroes and played cricket at some of the world’s most iconic venues. I can’t say thank you enough for the opportunities I’ve got through this game.

“Looking back at everything that I’ve achieved, it is time I say goodbye to international cricket and focus on the next chapter.

“I’m excited for what the future has to offer and looking forward to chasing more dreams and ambitions in life.

“Thank you to everyone that’s been involved throughout my journey and best wishes to the Proteas and Cricket South Africa for what lies ahead.”

De Bruyn played for the Pretoria Capitals in the inaugural edition of the SA20 earlier this year.

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