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Following the Test match against India, South Africa’s Dean Elgar will retire from international cricket

<p>On Friday, former South Africa captain Dean Elgar announced his retirement from international cricket after the end of the next two-Test series against India, which will begin on December 26 in Centurion.</p>
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<p>Elgar has played 84 Test matches since making his debut in 2012.</p>
<p>With 13 centuries and 23 fifties, the left-handed hitter has amassed 5,146 runs at a 37.28 average.</p>
<p>“Elgar will fittingly end his international career with the two Test matches, the first to be played at his home ground in Centurion from 26-30 December and the second at the venue where he scored his first Test runs, Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, from 03-07 January,” stated Cricket South Africa (CSA) in a statement.</p>
<p>The 36-year-old, who last participated in white-ball cricket in 2018, also participated in eight ODIs.</p>
<p>It’s really beyond my wildest hopes that I got to perform it globally for 12 years.</p>
<p>I have had the great fortune to go on this amazing voyage,” Elgar said.</p>
<p>“As they say, ‘all good things come to an end’, and the Indian home series will be my last, as I have made the decision to retire from our beautiful game,” he said.</p>
<p>“A game that has really benefitted me. My last test will be the Cape Town one. My all-time favorite stadium on Earth. A location where I hopefully scored my last Test run against New Zealand as well as my first,” he said.</p>
<p>Elgar led South Africa to victory in nine of their 19 Test matches, with seven defeats and four draws during his tenure.</p>
<p>He is a true old-school player who can dig in, absorb, and battle, according to Enoch Nkwe, South Africa’s director of cricket. I’m sure the game will miss him terribly.</p>
<p>“Regardless of the resistance, he has always sacrificed everything for his nation and never shown fear.</p>
<p>When the nation needed him most, he led as captain and was always willing to take on new challenges, Nkwe said.</p>

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