Dutch batter Stephan Myburgh retires from T20I cricket

image-la6q427sStephan Myburgh (Source: AP Newsroom)

Netherlands' hard-hitting batter Stephan Myburgh has decided to hang up his boots from T20I cricket, after earlier getting retired from the ODI format. His performance was crucial for the Netherlands who eliminated South Africa after a shocking victory.

However, he is still weighing on his future with club-level cricket in contention. In an Instagram post, the 38-year-old said he is hanging up his boots and is thankful for his career that spanned 17 seasons.

"Hanging up the boots….,

"To God be the glory!!! Blessed to have made my first-class debut 17 seasons ago and international debut 12 seasons ago. Never in my dreams would I have imagined finishing my career at the World Cup with a win against South Africa, my blood will always be green. As much as a sportsman always want to win I had a tear for my beloved country. 

"I am thankful for KNCB and the Netherlands that's now my home and have too many people to thank for my career. Jesus, Tineke Myburgh, friends and family, sponsors and all the supporters out there I can only say thanks!!!"

Playing 12 years of International cricket, Myburgh debuted 2011 and since then, has featured in 22 ODIs and 45 T20Is amassing 1442 runs in total. Previously, he was playing for Northerns in South Africa's domestic competition where he was born in Pretoria.

Stephan is Netherlands' third-highest run-getter in the shorter format just behind Max O'Dowd and Tom Cooper.

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