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Ex-Proteas player Zander de Bruyn announces retirement from cricket

Johannesburg, Apr 10 (ANI): Former South African all-rounder Zander de Bruyn has reportedly announced his retirement from cricket after 19 years of professional playing.

De Bruyn, who made his first class debut in the 1995/96 and has since played in 242 first class matches, has an impressive record in the limited overs format with the same amount of matches and he made his debut against India at Kanpur in 2004.

According to Sport24, De Bruyn played in 25 Twenty20 matches and played three Tests for South Africa and his career also included stints in county sides Marylebone Cricket Club, Somerset, Surrey and Worcestershire.

Stating that he has given a lot of thought for his decision to retire, De Bruyn said that he is ‘eternally grateful’ for his career, which he would miss a lot, adding that cricket will always be close to his heart. (ANI)