Robin Peterson Announces His Retirement From All Forms Of The Game
Former South Africa all-rounder Robin Peterson has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The left-arm spinner, who made his Test debut in 2003 against Bangladesh, went on to represent his national team in 15 Tests, taking 38 wickets and scoring three half centuries. He made a memorable debut in the white jersey as he took five wickets and scored 61 with the bat. He played his last Test in 2014. The all-rounder made his ODI debut in 2002 in the Champions Trophy semifinal against India and went on to play 79 matches, taking 75 wickets and scoring 1 half-century. He also played 21 T20Is for the Proteas and took 24 wickets.
The highlight of his career will be his brilliant bowling displays in the 2011 cricket World Cup in India where he finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker of his country with 15 wickets. He will also be remembered for his cameo with the bat in the thrilling win against India in that World Cup.
As quoted by ESPNcricinfo, he said: “It is with mixed emotions and fond memories that I would like to announce my retirement from professional cricket.It’s been an incredible journey with so many people that have supported and encouraged me along the way. First and foremost I’d like to thank all my team-mates for all the special memories they’ve helped create along the way, as well as all the coaches that have played a role in my development and as mentors throughout my career.
“I’d like to thank Eastern Province and Warriors cricket for giving me an opportunity and seeing something in me that I didn’t think existed, and Cobras Cricket for the wonderful years I’ve spent down In Cape Town. I’d also like to thank the VKB Knights for allowing me into their space and for the management at Free State cricket that have handled my decision with impeccable professionalism and a human touch.
“To the fans, I’d like to say special thanks for always making me proud to represent you guys while representing the Proteas and our wonderful country. I’d like to thank my agent Arthur Turner for all his support too.
“Lastly I’d like to mention my family for their unwavering support and love shown throughout my career and introducing me to a game I’ll continue to love forever. It’s been an exciting journey for me and I’m looking forward to creating more wonderful memories pursuing other interests while spending time with my wife Portia and son Harper.”
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