Former South African captain Faf du Plessis has announced retirement from Test cricket. Faf took to Instagram and wrote that his heart is clear and he is walking into the new chapter. Remember there are two world cups in the next two years and Faf du Plessis wants to shift his focus only to the shortest format of the game.
Faf du Plessis said that it was an honor for him to represent his country in all formats of the game. He further said that the time has come for him to retire from Test cricket. He also added that if someone had told me 15 years ago that I would play 69 Test matches for South Africa and lead the side, I would not have believed them. The next years are ICC World Cup years and that is the only reason to take retirement from the longer version of the game. Faf wants to completely focus on the T20 format and wants to play as much T20 cricket as possible all around the globe so that in the World Cup he can be a productive member.
Faf du Plessis played 69 Test matches for South Africa and scored 4163 runs at an average of 40.02. He has scored 10 hundreds and his highest score was 199 in Boxing Day Test match against Sri Lanka at Centurion in 2020. Faf made his Test debut against Australia in Adelaide in 2012 where he scored 78 in first inning and 100 in the 2nd inning. He played his last Test match against Pakistan in Rawalpindi earlier this month.