“I made one of the most difficult decisions of my cricket career a few days ago.” Pretorius stated, “I have made the decision to retire from all forms of international cricket.”
Dwaine Pretorius, a Proteas all-rounder, has announced his immediate retirement from international cricket through Cricket South Africa (CSA). The 33-year-old has played for South Africa in 30 Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), 27 One-Day Internationals (ODI), and three Test matches since making his international debut in 2016. Additionally, he has competed in two World Cups. With his 5-17 against Pakistan in 2021, Pretorius holds the record for the highest score by a South African bowler in T20Is. He took nine wickets during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates later that same year. Additionally, he has scored 261 runs and has a strikeout rate of 164.15.
He has played in the Indian Premier League, The Hundred, Caribbean Premier League, and most recently the inaugural Betway SA20 due to his performance for the Proteas.
The following assertion was made by Dwaine Pretorius:
I made one of the most difficult decisions of my cricket career just a few days ago. I won’t take part in international cricket anymore.
When I was younger, I only wanted to be a Proteas representative. God blessed me with talent and a strong desire to succeed, despite the fact that I had no idea what would happen. He owned the remaining possessions.
For the remainder of my career, I will concentrate on T20 and other shorter formats.
I can work toward becoming the best short format player I can be by becoming a free agent. I will be able to better balance my professional life with the requirements of my family.
Everyone who has made significant contributions to my professional life deserves my gratitude. I was helped by the physiotherapists, coaches, and trainers listed below:
Enoch Nkwe is in charge of coaching the Lions and Colts; Riaan Nieuwoudt is the school’s coach; Monty Jacobs is the coach of the North West; Gordon Parsons is the head coach of the Lions; Dave Nosworthy is the head coach of the Lions; Russell Domingo is in charge of the Proteas as their coach; Justin Sammons is the bat coach for the team; Ottis Gibson serves as the Proteas’ head coach; Graig Govender My career has been influenced by every player I’ve played with or against over the years, including you. It’s hard to pick just a few because so many players had an impact; Having said that, I was fortunate to get to know a few people well:
Hardus Viljoen, Chris Morris, Nicky van den Bergh, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Steven Cook, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Neil Mackenzie, and Andrea Agathagelou ought to receive special mention. We trained a lot together to achieve our goal of playing for the Proteas. Andrea Agathagelou deserves special mention. Without your unwavering support, I’m certain I wouldn’t be where I am today.
I owe a special thanks to Faf Du Plessis for supporting me and assisting me in my player development after my first exit from the international team. I’m grateful.
to my parents, brother, and mother. You helped me realize my dream by making numerous sacrifices when I first started playing cricket. assisting me by traveling throughout the North West and South Africa, spending the holidays near a cricket field, and more. I never would have made it this far without your support.
Lastly, my son and wife. I’ve never regretted not being able to see you for a few weeks or months at a time; Every step of the way, you have supported me. You never stopped supporting and encouraging me, despite the difficulty.
I am aware that I gave the Proteas team everything I had every time I took the field. I was carrying drinks, attending team meetings, and assisting other players wherever I could while playing with broken toes, fingers, and muscles. It has been fantastic.
It was made even more special by the love and support of all of the fans.
Enoch Nkwe, Cricket Director for the CSA, added: We greatly value Dwaine’s contributions to South African cricket. He has always given the game his all while wearing the Proteas uniform with the utmost pride, tenacity, and dedication.
“His quality will undoubtedly be missed, and his all-around ability increased his value as a player. We wish you the best of luck as you progress in your career, Dwaine.