Rob Houwing | Quinny sends shiver down Test cricket’s spine

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When Faf du Plessis quit Test cricket at 36, AB de Villiers did so at 34 and Graeme Smith 33, there were those lamenting to varying degrees how these heavyweight Proteas figures might have offered some further value.

In each instance, credible cases could have been made both for that argument and that they instead “did the right thing” timing-wise.

It is always said that cricketers themselves, after all, are the best judges of when it is the correct time to go.

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