The 39-year-old has represented the Proteas in 59 ODIs, taking 1,074 runs and 14 wickets. Behardien announced his retirement using his official Twitter name.
South African batsman Farhan Bejardien announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending an 18-year international cricket career.
The 39-year-old has represented the Proteas in his ODI of 59, taking 1,074 runs and 14 wickets. Behardien announced his retirement using his official Twitter name.
He said, “The dust has settled a little bit. I’ve been pretty emotional the last few weeks. 18 years have passed. 560 professional appearances across all formats, including 97 caps for his country, 17 cabinet awards and four World Cup wins.”
“Special thanks to the Titans (Sky Blues) for throwing a punt at a young kid many years ago and giving me a platform to show off my skills. Thank you to the fans and to the fans who made me break my heart.No matter which side of the fence you sat on, it whetted my desire.I lived my dream.” The memo continued. Behardien also has 38 T20I caps for South Africa, accumulating 518 runs at an average of 32.37. He also led the Proteas in his three-game T20I series against Sri Lanka in January 2017.
His last international match was in 2018 when South Africa defeated Australia in his T20I at Carrara Stadium in his 21st round. Dough did not come out 3 out of 2 deliveries.
“Honestly, it wasn’t easy. Good things are rare, but it was my passion and I loved transplants, so as a result I haven’t “worked” a single day in 18 years. Get your feet up for the next challenge. I love you,” he concluded.