One of South Africa’s greatest batsmen Faf du Plessis has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Recently, Faf announced this on Wednesday after a bad tour against Pakistan. Pakistan was defeated 2–0 in the 2 match series by South Africa.
Du Plessis was Going Through Bad Form
The form of Faf du was not very good for some time and this experienced batsman was failing badly on all tours. However, in the recently concluded tour of South Africa against Sri Lanka, du Plessis scored a magnificent century, after which he silenced his critics.
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Tour Postponed Against Australia
South Africa were scheduled to face Australia in a three-match Test series later this month, but Cricket Australia opted to postpone the tour at the last minute due to concerns over the corona virus. The postponement of the tour allowed du Plessis to end his Test career.
Du Plessis (Faf du Plessis) has played 69 Test matches for South Africa. During this time, he has scored 4163 runs with the help of 10 centuries and 21 half-centuries. During this time his best test score was 199 runs. Du Plessis (Faf du Plessis) has scored 5507 runs in 143 ODIs. He has scored 12 centuries and 35 half-centuries in ODIs. Du Plessis (Faf du Plessis) has scored 1528 runs in 50 T20 Internationals. This includes 1 century and 10 half-centuries.
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The legendary cricketer is now focusing on cricket’s shortest format. Their priority is also the T20. There are two T20 World Cups to be played and du Plessis wants to do well in it. He said, ‘There are two ICC T20 World Cups to be held in the next two years. Because of this, my focus is on this format and I want to play this format worldwide so that I can be a better player as much as possible. ‘
He further wrote, ‘I think I can give a lot to South Africa in this format. It is not that ODI cricket is not in my plan. For a short time, I have been making the T20 format my priority.