South African all-rounder JP Duminy has decided to retire from Test and first-class cricket with immediate effect, a Cricket South Africa media release confirmed on Saturday (September 16).
Duminy, who got the axe from the South African team post his poor performance in the first of the four-match series against England in July earlier this year, decided to focus on limited-overs cricket hereafter, opting out of the opening round of first-class fixtures.
"After long and careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from first-class and Test match cricket with immediate effect. I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege and opportunity to represent my country in 46 Tests and the WSB Cape Cobras in 108 first-class matches overs the past 16 years. It is an experience that cannot be replaced and one I will always cherish," read the CSA release.
"Test cricket has always been the pinnacle and I've been fortunate enough to experience some memorable highlights with the Proteas and also in first-class matches with the WSB Cape Cobras. In recent years I have been privileged to be a senior member and custodian of a special team environment and culture which has made me very proud.