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Twitter reacts to Faf du Plessis' retirement from Test cricket

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Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis retired from Test cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday, bringing an end to an illustrious eight-year career in the longer format of the game.

Du Plessis made his debut in Adelaide in 2012 and went on to play 69 Tests for his country.

In 2016 the 36-year-old succeeded former Proteas batsman AB de Villiers as captain and led the Test side in 39 matches - winning 18, losing 15 and drawing in three.

He resigned as captain across all formats last February with wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock appointed as Test skipper.

Du Plessis went on to score 4 163 runs in Test matches at an average of 40.02. 

He achieved his highest score of 199 in last year's Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka at his home ground in Centurion.

Du Plessis will continue to be available for selection in both the limited-overs formats, and said that he is keen to be a part of the action at this year's T20 World Cup in India.

Here's how Twitter reacted to his retirement:

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