Theunis de Bruyn, who is only 30 years old, has announced his retirement from international cricket.
South African batsman Theunis de Bruyn has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 30. De Bruyn believes that his decision to retire from international cricket is motivated by a desire to focus on the next chapter of his career. The 30-year-old made his South African international debut in 2017.
Since his debut, de Bruyn has represented South Africa in 13 Tests and two T20Is. The 30-year-old has a Test century to his name, which he scored against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2018. In the two T20 internationals he played, de Bruyn scored 26 runs in two matches.
He also played for Pretoria Capitals in the most recent SA20 season. The team won the tournament tables but were defeated in the final match by Sunrisers Eastern Cape. After the tournament, de Bruyn finished the season with 238 runs in 12 games.
After retiring, the 30-year-old reflected on his career and the memories he cherishes the most. De Bruyn discussed his international career in a statement released by his domestic team, Titans.
“I’ve had the privilege of representing my country at the highest level of cricket, and it has been the proudest moment of my career; I’ve lived a childhood dream, shared dressing rooms with my heroes, and played cricket at some of the world’s most iconic venues, and I can’t thank you enough for the opportunities I’ve had through this game.”
“Looking back on everything I’ve accomplished, it’s time to say farewell to international cricket and move on to the next chapter. I’m excited for what the future holds and look forward to pursuing more dreams and goals in life.”