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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 19:05 IST

IND vs SA: Former South Africa captain and Test stalwart announces retirement before India series

IND vs SA: He has played 86 Tests for South Africa in 12 years and was an instrumental figure in the series victory over a rampaging India in last Test series.

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South Africa team and Virat Kohli watch the big screen during IND vs SA Test series in 2022 | Image:AP
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Former South Africa captain and Test mainstay, Dean Elgar has announced that he intends to retires from international cricket after the Test series against India. The two-match India vs South Africa Test series is set to commence on December 26 and Elgar has declared that will be his last series for the Proteas. Elgar has played 86 Tests for South Africa in 12 years and was an instrumental figure in the series victory over a rampaging India in the last Test series between the nations. 

3 things you need to know

  • India vs South Africa Test series begins on January 3
  • Temba Bavuma will captain the SA side against India
  • Dean Elgar has announced his retirement after the series

 

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IND vs SA: Dean Elgar announces retirement

Elgar has been a mainstay in South Africa's Test side for many years but the emergence of several young batters might have influenced his decision. 

"Playing the game of cricket has always been a dream of mine but having the opportunity to represent your country is the ultimate! Having had the privilege to do it for 12 years internationally is simply beyond my wildest dreams. It has been an incredible journey that I have been fortunate enough to have," Elgar said in a statement.

 

Dean Elgar will play his last international series against India. Image: AP

 

After making his debut in 2012, Dean Elgar has scored 13 hundreds for SA while scoring 5146 runs at an average of 37.3. ESPNcricinfo reported that Elgar has already informed Cricket South Africa after getting to know that he is not a big part of SA Test coach Shukri Conrad's plans. Elgar might play for Essex in the County season next year. 

 

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 13:09 IST

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