Graeme Smith retires from international cricket

By Drum Digital
04 March 2014

Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith has announced an end to his 347-match international career.

Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith has announced an end to his 347-match international career, which will take affect after the current Test series against Australia, Cricket SA (CSA) said on Monday.

Smith broke the news to his team-mates after close of play on Monday, CSA said in a statement.

"This has been the most difficult decision I have ever had to make in my life," Smith said.

"It's a decision that I have been considering since my ankle surgery in April last year.

"I have a young family to consider, and I felt that retiring at Newlands would be the best way to end it because I have called this place home since I was 18 years-old."

Smith made his first-class debut for South Africa at the age of 21, and ends his illustrious career with 17,228 International runs and as the most capped Test captain in the history of the game. - Sapa

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