Dwaine Pretorius has announced his retirement from international cricket to focus on domestic T20 leagues across the world. The 33-year-old who has age on his side said that he literally wants to switch his focus and eagerness towards the IPL and other leagues.
Pretorius will represent Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. He registered himself at the IPL 2023 auction for his base price of INR 50 lakh.
Chennai Super Kings roped in the experienced all-rounder for his base price. The all-rounder can deliver the goods in the form of two dimensions – and can chip in with stupendous bowling variations to ruffle the batsmen’s feathers.
Besides that, he can also be productive with the bat. Having a player like him in the side could prove to be a massive advantage for teams trying to add more flesh to the scoreboard in the last few overs.
Dwaine Pretorius announces retirement from international cricket
Dwaine Pretorius has played three Tests, 27 ODIs and 30 T20Is in his international career. He accounted for 35 dismissals in ODIs and T20Is. On the other hand, he chipped in with seven wickets in the longest format.
He is no longer a centrally contracted player and has become a free agent ever since he retired from international cricket. This will help him bring the best out of himself in the shortest version while also balancing his career and family.
The all-rounder, while penning his thoughts on his retirement note, said that he is shifting his attention to T20 and other shorter versions for the rest of his cricketing career.
“Being a free agent will help me achieve the goal of being the best short-format player I can be. By doing this, I will be able to have a better balance in my career and family life. I would like to thank everyone who played a big role in my career,” the all-rounder added in a statement released by the board.