According to a press release from Cricket South Africa on Monday, Dwaine Pretorius has stepped down from playing international cricket with immediate effect (January 9). The all-rounder stated that he wants to concentrate on T20 and other shorter forms of the game.
“A few days ago, I made one of the toughest decisions of my cricketing career. I have decided to retire from all forms of international cricket,” Pretorius said in the retirement note. “Growing up, my only goal in life was to play for the Proteas. I didn’t know how it was going to happen, but God gave me talent and a serious will to succeed. The rest was in his hands.
“I am shifting my focus to T20 and other shorter formats for the rest of my career. Being a free agent will help me achieve the goal of being the best short format player I can be. By doing this, I will be able to have a better balance in my career and family life,” he added.
Pretorius, 33, made his international debut in 2016 and played in two World Cups while representing South Africa in 30 T20Is, 27 ODIs, and three Tests in all three formats.