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Marizanne Kapp confirms her associate Dane Van Niekerk’s retirement from worldwide cricket



Former captain of the South Africa ladies’s cricket workforce Dane van Niekerk has determined to hold her boots from worldwide cricket.

Her teammate and spouse, Marizanne Kapp, confirmed the information after Gujarat Giants (GG) versus Delhi Capitals (DC) match on the Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) in Mumbai on Saturday, March 11.

“Generally it looks like I’m the one who’s retiring, simply so heartbreaking. We’ve grown up within the South Africa workforce. It was tough to listen to the choice. She appears in a greater place mentally and that’s what issues,” stated Kapp.

Earlier within the day, Niekerk shared a cryptic publish on her Instagram account, saying: “It’s important to settle for that some chapters in our lives have to shut with out closure. There isn’t any level in dropping your self by attempting to repair what’s meant to remain damaged.”

One of many shrewdest captains in ladies’s cricket, Van Niekerk’s resolution to retire comes a month and a half after her non-selection within the Proteas squad for the T20 World Cup final month. In accordance with the selectors, Van Niekerk did not cross the health check of a 2km coaching run by 18 seconds and was, subsequently, disregarded of the squad. In her absence, Sune Luus led the South African workforce to their maiden World Cup remaining, which they ultimately misplaced to Australia by 19 runs.

So far as Van Niekerk’s cricketing profession is anxious, she made her worldwide debut in 2009 in opposition to West Indies and went on to signify South Africa in 107 ODIs, amassing 2175 runs and taking 138 wickets. In T20Is, she scored 1877 runs at a strike charge of 94.94 and scalped 65 wickets at an economic system charge of 5.45 in 86 video games.

The 29-year-old additionally performed a Check match in opposition to India in Mysore in November 2014. Her remaining look was in an ODI versus West Indies on September 19, 2021.


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