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Who said what: World reacts to Albie Morkel's retirement from all forms of cricket

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1.63K   //    09 Jan 2019, 21:25 IST

South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect
South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect

South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has called it a day on his cricketing career by saying that he will 'enjoy the game from the other side'. Morkel was famous for his exploits batting down the order, and had become a household name in India after some match-winning performances for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

New Zealand v South Africa - ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014
New Zealand v South Africa - ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014

Morkel made his international debut in the year 2005, and represented the Proteas in 58 ODIs, 50 T20Is and 1 Test match. He made his decision public with this tweet on social media.


Albie Morkel was known for his right-arm medium pace bowling apart from his explosive performances with the bat. He had been away from international cricket for a quite a while, but he had continued playing in the domestic competitions of South Africa. But, today he has ended his journey, which started way back in 1998/99 when Albie made his first class debut.

Morkel was a well-known IPL player and he played for 4 franchises, namely Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant in the 9 seasons he was a part of the league.

Albie's last international game came back in 2015, and the South African made a lot of valuable contributions for his nation both with the bat and ball. He scalped 77 wickets in his international career.

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A lot of cricketers wished him the best of luck for his future and here are some of the top tweets:

1) Faf Du Plessis

2) Suresh Raina

3) Morne Morkel

4) Cricket South Africa

5) Chris Morris

6) Ryan McLaren

7) Paul Harris

8) South African Cricketers' Association

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