Theunis de Bruyn shocks with Proteas
South African cricketer, Theunis de Bruyn has announced his retirement from international cricket to focus on the next chapter of his life. He made his return to the national side after three years in 2020 after a successful domestic season with the Titans, but his last appearance came in the 2020 Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. De Bruyn finished his international career with 13 Tests, scoring 468 runs at an average of 19.50, including a Test century against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2018.
The reason behind Theunis de Bruyn’s premature retirement was not disclosed, but he expressed his eagerness to explore his future opportunities. De Bruyn released a statement on the Titans’ website, stating that playing cricket at the highest level for his country was the most significant accomplishment of his career. He acknowledged that the experience of playing international cricket had allowed him to establish connections, acquire knowledge, refine his abilities, and grow as an individual.
Who is Theuis De Bruyn?
In case you didn’t know, Theunis de Bruyn is a South African cricketer who played in both Test and T20I formats for the South African men’s cricket team. He played 13 Test matches and two T20Is, aiming to secure the number three batting position in the national team. He scored 468 runs with an average of 19.5, including one century. His last appearance for the national team was in the Boxing Day Test match against Australia in Melbourne in 2020, after which he played for the Pretoria Capitals team in SA20.