Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Du Plessis announced his decision on social media on Wednesday (February 17) after South Africa’s proposed series with Australia was cancelled.
Du Plessis had earlier announced that he wanted to compete against Australia at home. He released a statement on social media as he announced the big decision. “I really wanted to finish with the upcoming Test series against Australia. That would have felt like it has all come full circle. I had that clarity of mind and heart and even though the ending is not how I imagined, the clarity remains,” du Plessis said.