Veteran South Africa opener reports global retirement

South Africa star Lizelle Lee took to virtual entertainment on Friday, 8 July to report her retirement from global cricket.

The 30-year-old called time on her nine-year global vocation, having addressed South Africa in 184 matches, gathering 5253 stumbles into designs that included four centuries.

Having made her presentation in September 2013, Lee became famous as a searing opener and has stayed in the main 20 ICC Rankings for Ladies' ODI players starting around 2016. She has additionally ruled as the No.1 ODI hitter in 2018 and 2021.

2021, specifically, was a productive year in the 50-over design for South Africa star. In 11 matches, she gathered 632 runs at a shocking normal of 90.28, including hundred years against India and five half-hundreds of years. For her splendid exhibitions, she was granted the ICC Ladies' ODI Cricketer of the Year 2021.

Lee was important for four of South Africa's Ladies' T20 World Cup missions and two releases of the Ladies' Reality Cup.

She assumed a significant part in South Africa's run into the semi-finals in the 2017 Ladies' Reality Cup in Britain. She amassed 269 runs in seven matches at a normal of 44.83 while striking at 103.46.

In the briefest organization, she is one of the main two centurions for South Africa ladies. Her 60-ball 101 came against Thailand in the 2020 Ladies' T20 World Cup. She resigns as the Proteas' most noteworthy run-scorer in T20Is with 1896 runs in 82 matches.

"It is with a ton of blended feelings that I report my retirement from global cricket," composed Lizelle Lee in her post on Twitter.

"From an exceptionally youthful age, I have lived cricket and needed to address my country at the most significant level. Throughout recent years I had the option to experience that fantasy and I believe I have given all that I could to the Proteas.

"I feel that I am prepared for the following stage in my profession and will keep on playing homegrown T20 cricket all over the planet.

"It has been a mind blowing excursion and it could never have been conceivable without every individual who has upheld me during my worldwide profession. I need to thank my family, particularly my better half Tanja for every one of the penances they have made for me to experience my fantasy to address my country.

"Much thanks to you to CSA, SACA and all partners required for the amazing open doors and backing you managed the cost of me to make my fantasies about playing for the Proteas work out.

"My kindred Proteas partners, thank you for the brilliant recollections we have made together. You have made this excursion extraordinary, and I could never have done this without you. I will continuously be supporting you; we will constantly be rising together.

"In conclusion to my fans, I'm the individual I am a direct result of the affection and support you have given me all through my worldwide vocation. I anticipate proceeding with this excursion with you in the various associations all over the planet," she finished up.


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