Dean Elgar announces retirement from the Test Cricket, all set to play his last Test series

Dean Elgar announces retirement from the Test Cricket, all set to play his last Test series
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Former South Africa test captain Dean Elgar has announced his retirement from international cricket. The two-match India vs South Africa Test series would be the last series of his career. Dean Elgar made his Test debut in 2012 for South Africa.

South Africa’s experienced opening batsman Dean Elgar has announced that he will retire from international Test cricket after the two-match Test series South Africa vs India at home. The two-match Test series against India will be the last Test series of his career. The two-match India vs South Africa Test series is scheduled to begin on Boxing Day, December 26. Dean Elgar has so far played 84 Test and 8 One Day International matches for South Africa. So far, Dean Elgar has scored 5146 runs in 84 Test matches with the help of 13 centuries and 23 half-centuries. His highest score in a Test was 199 runs against Bangladesh in 2017.

He has batted very well in many important matches for South Africa and has played many brilliant innings. Elgar played international cricket for 12 years where he would have 86 Tests to his name.

Dean Elgar has captained South Africa in 17 test matches. “As everyone says, every good thing comes to an end one day, the home Test series against India will be the last Test series of my career,” Elgar said in a Cricket South Africa release. I have made up my mind to retire from this beautiful game.

This game has given me a lot, the Cape Town Test will be the last Test match of my career. It’s also my favorite stadium in the world. This is the ground where I scored my first Test run, which was against New Zealand, I hope that I will score my last run on this ground also.

Dean Elgar further said, ‘Playing cricket was always my dream, representing my country is the biggest thing. I had never dreamed that I would be able to do this for 12 years. It has been a wonderful journey that I have been a part of.

Elgar’s decision means that he will not be a part of South Africa’s two-Test series in New Zealand. At the same time, due to SA20, South Africa can send new players into it, But Elgar does not have an SA20 deal and could have been the most experienced player in the team And maybe he could have been the captain instead of Temba Bavuma.

Now Titans batsman Neil Brown is expected to captain South Africa, and his partner could be Tony DeZorzi. Brand and Dziorzi opened for South Africa A in the recently concluded three-match series against West Indies A.

Elgar debuted on South Africa’s tour of Australia in 2012 when South Africa was ranked number 1 in the world. He became the 38th player to score a century in both innings on debut, the list now stands at 45. But he scored a century in his third match, taking the record for 13 centuries against all Test opponents other than Pakistan or Zimbabwe.

His favorite rivals were Sri Lanka, against whom he scored a match-winning century in Galle in 2014, followed by two more centuries in 2017 and 2021.

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