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Dane van Niekerk formally retires from all types of worldwide cricket



Former South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk has introduced her retirement from worldwide cricket. She was omitted of the squad for final month’s Girls’s T20 World Cup after failing to satisfy the minimal standards for health.

The 29-year-old stated she was “completely damaged” by that call.

Saying her retirement, Van Niekerk stated: “It has been the best honour to steer and symbolize my nation. I’m extremely blessed to have led the staff by means of its transformative years.

“I look again on my profession fondly and have made unbelievable recollections.

“Usually the journey will be lonely, painful, and emotional, however wouldn’t change it for something. I’m grateful for what this sport has given me.”

Her spouse and teammate Marizanne Kapp was granted compassionate depart forward of the T20 World Cup earlier than returning to the squad, which finally completed because the runners-up after dropping to Australia within the finals.

It was Kapp who first gave the trace of Van Niekerk’s retirement when she tweeted an “Finish of Period” message on Saturday adopted by the ex-South Africa skipper sharing an Instagram story suggesting her time within the worldwide sport was carried out.

“It’s a must to settle for that some chapters in our lives have to shut with out closures,” Van Niekerk captioned her submit. “There is no such thing as a level in dropping your self by attempting to repair what’s meant to remain damaged.”

The couple has shared a number of messages since then. On Thursday morning, Kapp wrote, “coronary heart breaks” for her spouse, who “deserves so significantly better,” whereas Van Niekerk tweeted “that’s all,” alongwith a heartbroken emoji.

Van Niekerk, who’s at the moment representing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023, performed 194 worldwide matches for South Africa throughout all codecs and was the primary Proteas bowler to assert 100 scalps in ODIs for the Rainbow Nation.


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