JP Duminy has announced that he will retire from ODIs after the World Cup in England and Wales. The all-round star has played 193 ODIs for South Africa, amassing 5047 runs at an average of 37.39 and 68 wickets at an average of 45.08.
He has already retired from Tests and first class cricket. He, however, will continue playing T20 internationals. Duminy has represented his country in the last two World Cups.
“The last few months on the sidelines have given me an opportunity to re-assess my career going forward and to plot some goals I’d like to achieve in the future,” Duminy said in a statement.
“While a decision like this is never easy, I also feel that it is the right time for me to pass on the baton. I will still be available to play international and domestic T20 cricket, but would also like to invest more time towards my growing family, who are my number one priority,” the statement added.
“I have been privileged to live out my dream playing a sport I love, and I am forever grateful for the support I have received from my teammates, coaches, family, friends, and fans throughout the years,” it further said.
Duminy is part of the squad which is playing against Sri Lanka in the ongoing ODI series. He will play his final ODI on his home soil when the two teams lock horns in the fifth ODI of the series on Saturday.