Johannesburg [South Africa], January 9 (Indiaprix): South African All-Rounder Albie Morkel announced retirement from all kinds of cricket on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old said his 20-year-old cricketing trip was incredible and he was going to nurture those moments forever. The right-hand bowler thanked his Finnish team The Titans and Cricket South Africa (CSA) to support him during the trip.
"Time has run out for me in the cricket field, and I would like to announce my retirement from the game. For the past 20 years, my life has taken me on an incredible journey, with so many great memories I cherish forever." wishes to thank Jacques Faul and all those involved in Titan who gave me the opportunity to live my dream, and the team is in a healthy state and looking forward to the progress of young players. big titans fan, " The Titans official website mentioned Morkel.
"I want to say a big praise to Cricket South Africa (CSA) because it was a great honor to represent my country. Thanks to my family, friends, supporters and sponsors who were there for me thick and thin, and most importantly, my wife, who played an incredibly supportive role and gave me the opportunity to do what I love. Professional sports can be a ruthless state to operate and it is impossible to do without a solid support system. Thank you very much, he added.
Shortly after the outbreak of news, many former and current South African players continued their hopes for outgoing cricketers.
Morkel's brother Morne Morkel, who had retired from international cricket in April 2017, congratulated him on his "great career".
"It seems yesterday that we were 2 boys dreaming in the backyard of the game we love! Well done with a great career … proud to be able to call my brother!"
The South African skipper Faf du Plessis also wished his former teammate the best and congratulated him on his fine career.
"Well done @albiemorkel with a great career. You can be proud of what you have achieved. A lot of prizes and plenty of six … I wish you the best in the next chapter," du Plessis tweet.
Albie Morkel played a total of 58 one-day matches in South Africa. Scores 782 averaged 23.7 and 50 wickets with an economic amount of 5.5. (I-ALPHA)