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South Africa’s ODI World Cup Star Announces Retirement From Test Cricket

South African batter Heinrich Klaasen has decided to end his career in the red ball format in what came out as a shocking news

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jan 8, 2024 14:23 IST
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South African wicketkeeper-batter Heinrich Klaasen has announced his retirement from Test cricket today. The 32-year-old has decided to step away from the red-ball format after playing four matches for South Africa, spanning from 2019 to 2023. Klaasen debuted in Test cricket in India and further represented his country in Australia. He also played against the West Indies twice last summer. His career in first-class cricket includes 85 matches, where he scored 5347 runs with an average of 46.09. Among his achievements are 12 centuries, with a top score of 292 for the Momentum Multiply Titans in the CSA 4-Day Series.

“After a few sleepless nights wondering if I am making the right decision, I have decided to retire from red-ball cricket. It’s a difficult decision that I have made because it is by far my favourite format of the game.

“The battles that I faced on and off the field have made me the cricketer I am today. It has been a great journey and I am glad I could have represented my country.

“My baggy Test cap is the most precious cap I have ever been handed.

“Thanks to everyone that has played a part in my red-ball career and shaped me into the cricketer I am today. But for now a new challenge awaits and I am looking forward to it.”

Heinrich Klaasen recently starred for The Proteas in the ODI World Cup 2023 scoring his maiden ODI century against England as well.

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First published on: Jan 08, 2024 02:14 PM IST

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