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Protea all-rounder Albie Morkel retires from cricket

Daijiworld – Johannesburg, Jan 9 (IANS): South African all-rounder Albie Morkel on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, bringing an end to an illustrious career spanning two decades with immediate effect.

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  • Johannesburg, Jan 9 (IANS): South African all-rounder Albie Morkel on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, bringing an end to an illustrious career spanning two decades with immediate effect.
  • “I want to say a big thanks to Cricket South Africa, because it was a huge honour to represent my country.
  • Morkel made his first-class debut for Easterns against Northerns in the 1999-2000 domestic season before earning a call-up into the South African ODI set-up for the series against New Zealand in 2004.
  • However, it was in the T20 format where Morkel made a name for himself, finishing with 4247 runs and 247 wickets.
  • Morkel also snared 26 scalps and accumulated 572 runs in T20Is for his country.


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