Mignon du Preez retires from international cricket
Mignon du Preez [Source: Twitter]
In a significant development, legendary South African Women's cricketer Mignon du Preez has retired from international cricket. Du Preez, who concluded her 16-year-long international career, remains South Africa's most capped female cricketer.
On Friday, Du Preez made this announcement through an emotional post on her official Twitter handle.
In her post, Du Preez has termed the decision to hang up her boots as a challenging one. However, she thinks there's still some cricket left in her, as she decides to continue participating in T20 leagues around the world. She has also thanked Cricket South Africa and her well-wishers for their constant support throughout her career.
Regarded as a modern day great, Du Preez has represented South Africa Women with profound success, amassing 5684 runs in 269 international appearances across formats. She is particularly hailed for her exploits in ODIs, where she has garnered 3760 runs at a healthy average of 32.98.
Earlier, legendary batter Lizelle Lee had retired from international cricket. Now, with Du Preez's departure, it's a massive blow to South Africa Women. However, they have some amazing talents, including Laura Wolvaardt, who are expected to help the Proteas to guide through the transition phase.