South Africa's Farhaan Behardien hangs up his boots from all forms of cricket
Farhaan Behardien (Source: Twitter)
After an 18-year-long career, Farhaan Behardien has decided to bid adieu to all forms of cricket where he represented South Africa and Titans, primarily. The right-hander was one of the middle-order batters for the Proteas in the 2016 T20 World Cup in India, after which he also got the chance to represent Punjab Kings.
He confirmed the news through his Twitter handle, where he posted a message saying "The dust has settled a bit. Been pretty emotional the last couple of weeks. 18 years has come and gone."
The Johannesburg-born debuted in 2004 after which he managed to feature in 560 professional matches in total along with 59 ODIs and 38 T20Is for his nation.
In 2012, he got his first cap against India while his last game was against Australia in November 2018. During his six year long career, he amassed a total of 1074 ODI runs at an average of 30.68 whereas his 518 T20 runs came at a strike rate of 128.
Behardien was tasked to nail the finisher's role which he did on most occasions, helping his side to score runs at a brisk rate.
Further, he also captained his nation in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka in 2017 after performing well in the domestic circuit.
Overall, Farhaan has been a part of South Africa in two T20I and two ODIs World Cups.