South Africa-born Dutch Player Stephan Myburgh Announces Retirement After Defeating Proteas In T20 World Cup

Stephan Myburgh has announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket just a day after the Netherlands registered a historic win against the South African cricket team in T20 World Cup 2022. Fans should note that Myburgh was born in South Africa, but he decided to represent the Netherlands cricket team at the international level.

Myburgh is best known for his explosive batting performances in the 2014 edition of the T20 World Cup. His top-quality starts at the top helped the Netherlands qualify for the Super 10 round in that mega event. They also recorded a win over England in the tournament and almost came close to registering a victory against the South African cricket team.

Talking about the international cricketing career of Myburgh, he played 22 ODI matches and 45 T20I matches for the Netherlands cricket team. He never played in the Indian Premier League. Myburgh scored 915 runs in T20I cricket, with his best score being 71*.

His strike rate in T20I cricket was close to 115. He slammed four fifties in ODIs and five half-centuries in T20Is. However, Myburgh could never score a hundred in any format of international cricket.

Here is the reason why Stephan Myburgh announced retirement

Stephan Myburgh looked in fine touch yesterday as he scored 37 runs in a crucial match against the South African cricket team. He scored eight runs against Zimbabwe and six runs against Pakistan.

“Hanging up the boots. To God be the glory!!! Blessed to have made my first-class debut 17 seasons ago and international debut 12 seasons ago. Never in my dreams would I have imagined finishing my career at the World Cup with a win against @cricket_south_africa_ my blood will always be green,” wrote Myburgh in an Instagram post. 

According to ESPNCricinfo, Myburgh has made this decision to spend more time with his family. He will continue playing club cricket.

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