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The stylish southpaw JP Duminy, who called curtains on his Test career in 2017, took a decision to call it quits on his ODI career as well. The nonchalant striker of the ball will retire from the ODI format of the game after the conclusion of South Africa’s campaign in ICC World Cup 2019.
The all-rounder from Cape Town has been a great success for South Africa. He Single-handedly won many matches for South Africa with his all-around ability. Perhaps, South Africa would never get a player like him in future.
JP Duminy will be available in T20I games:
Despite calling curtains on ODI career, JP Duminy relieved his fans by saying that he will continue his services to South Africa in the shorter version of the game. He feels that it is the time for him to bid Adieu for the ODI cricket and give youngsters a chance to grow.
“The last few months on the sidelines have given me an opportunity to re-assess my career going forward and to plot some goals I’d like to achieve in the future. While a decision like this is never easy, I also feel that it is the right time for me to pass on the baton. I will still be available to play international and domestic T20 cricket,” he said about his decision.
I would like to invest time in my growing family:
Further, Duminy quoted that he would like to make the most of his time with his growing family. Like any other individual, he kept his family members first, who relied on him.
Apart from that, the all-rounder added that he will forever be thankful to South Africa for giving him the opportunity. He also thanked his teammates, family, friends and the fans for standing beside him over the years.
”I would also like to invest more time towards my growing family, who are my number one priority. I have been privileged to live out my dream playing a sport I love, and I am forever grateful for the support I have received from my teammates, coaches, family, friends and fans throughout the years,” he added.
Well, it would be tough to receive for the fans of South Africa. He has been an incredible player for them over the years and a consistent performer. However, they would be happy to see him in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. So far, he played 193 ODI games and scored 5047 runs at an average of 37.39.