The Netherlands third highest run-getter within the shortest format of the sport, Stephan Myburgh introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on Monday. The veteran cricketer made his choice public through his Instagram account on Monday, following his facet’s historic win in opposition to South Africa as a way to spend extra time together with his shut ones.
South Africa have been dumped out of the match by the Dutch in Adelaide, with Stephan Myburgh scoring an important 37 runs from 30 deliveries to assist his facet to a aggressive whole of 158. The 38-year-old had introduced his retirement from ODI cricket earlier this 12 months after the collection in opposition to the Kiwis and has determined to name time on his worldwide profession altogether after representing the Netherlands in 22 ODIs and 45 T20Is since making his debut in 2011.
“Hanging up the boots….To God be the glory!!! Blessed to have made my first-class debut 17 seasons in the past and my worldwide debut 12 seasons in the past. By no means in my desires would I’ve imagined ending my profession on the World Cup with a win in opposition to South Africa. My blood will all the time be inexperienced. As a lot as a sportsman all the time wish to win I had a tear for my beloved nation. I’m grateful for @kncbcricket and the Netherlands that is now my house and have too many individuals to thank for my profession. Jesus, @tineke.myburgh, family and friends, sponsors and all of the supporters on the market I can solely say thanks!!! #GodIsGood #Blessed cannot wait to see my women (sic),” he wrote in a publish on Instagram on Monday.
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Rise to fame after a record-breaking half-century on the 2014 T20 World Cup
His record-setting innings within the 2014 T20 World Cup conflict in opposition to Eire made him the poster boy of cricket in his nation after he smacked a half-century in simply 17 deliveries, the second quickest in World Cup historical past. His document was lately equaled by Australia’s hard-hitting Marcus Stoinis within the sport in opposition to Sri Lanka.
A South African by delivery, Stephan Myburgh, started his cricketing journey taking part in alongside the likes of Neil Wagner and Paul Harris within the SAA Provincial Problem in 2006.