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South African all-rounder Albie Morkel retires from International Cricket

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South African all-rounder Albie Morkel retires from International Cricket
10 January, 2019
South Africa all-rounder Albie Morkel on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. The 37-year-old, the older brother of fast bowler Morne Morkel, played a single test, 58 One-Day Internationals and 50 T20 matches for South Africa.

In a statement Albie Morkel said, "Time has run out for me on the cricket field, and I would like to announce my retirement from the game."

“There are some new opportunities on the horizon, and I’m looking forward to grow into those. I will be enjoying the game from the other side of the rope.”

Morkel took to Twitter after announcing his retirement and said he would now enjoy the game "from the other side".

"That's the end for me and what a journey it's been! Plenty of memories good and bad, but I was blessed with a very long career. Thanks @Titans_Cricket @OfficialCSA, will enjoy the game now from the other side," Morkel wrote on Twitter.

Morkel was one of the top buys at the inaugural Indian Premier League auction when he went to the Chennai Super Kings for $675,000 (£528,075) in 2008 and later played for Delhi Daredevils, Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

He also had spells in English county cricket with Derbyshire, Durham and Somerset.

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