Veteran South African fast bowler Vernon Philander has announced his retirement from international cricket following the ongoing Test series against England.
Philander was an important part of the Proteus Pace Troika, including Dale Stein and Morkel, both of whom retired from the Test.
The 34-year-old Philander has represented South Africa in the longest format and has played 60 Tests compared to the 30 ODI and seven T20 internationals. He took 216 wickets at an average of 22.16 and took five wickets.
“All-rounder Vernon Philander has set an ideal international career,” a tweet from the official handle of cricket announced in January 2020 after the Test series against England in all forms of international cricket. South Africa.
Philander said: “I thank my late father for allowing me to represent my country for the past 12 years. It is an honor and privilege to play a very good game in this game.”
Philander did not have Morkel and Stein’s speed, but the ball had hurt both batsmen.
He took 51 wickets in his first seven Tests, which earned him the SA Cricketer of the Year accolade.
The CSA Director and Director of Cricket said, “A lot of the things that stand out to me, Vern, are his character, his will and always ready and challenging to fight.” His former captain was Graeme Smith.
“I believe he can conclude his last series for South Africa with the same character & temperament, he was always proud of himself and his family,” Smith said.
Philander was one of the team to visit India in October. After Stan and Morkel retired, they had to play an additional role that represented the young crop.
For anyone who is lethal in the circumstances of the home, Philander calls him “Green Track Bull.”
“If you look at my record of being away from home, it’s not so bad. The character conditions are different,” he told PTI during his visit to India.
“You have that control and I am fortunate to have it. If you can fix the ball and get the ball, it will give you a big advantage, and there’s no substitute for real speed, and batsmen don’t like it. “
“So you need an all-round speed attack. I have to say I am very satisfied with what I have accomplished.”