After a career of around 20 years, the South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has decided to take retirement from all of the cricket formats; T20, ODI, and Test at the age of 37. Well, in tests he had only played one match in which he scored a 58, and took 1 wicket for 44 runs. He was good with the strike rate and was always considered a hard-hitter of the ball.
Albie said "Time has run out for me on the cricket field, and I would like to announce my retirement from the game. The last 20 years of my life took me on an incredible journey, with so many awesome memories that I will cherish forever. I want to say a big thanks to Cricket South Africa, because it was a huge honour to represent my country. Thank you to my family, friends, supporters and sponsors who were there for me through thick and thin, and most importantly my wife who played an unbelievable supporting role, allowing me to do what I love. Professional sport can be a ruthless space to operate in, and it's impossible to do it without a solid support system. Thank you so much. Cricket has prepared me well for life after. There are some new opportunities on the horizon, and I’m looking forward growing into those. I will be enjoying the game from the other side of the rope."
His IPL team account Chennai Super Kings tweeted, #Yellove Thanks! Your contributions with the last over smashes and the early wickets will All-Be Missed! #Endrum28 #WhistlePodu 💛🦁
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