JP Duminy focused to be in World Cup squad before retiring from ODI. Accordingly, this left-hander batting all-rounder returned after more than four months, made his focus for the upcoming World Cup 19.
Jean-Paul Duminy, the Protea dependable
Jean-Paul Duminy, the Protea dependable batsmen got his ODI debut on Colombo in 2004. Though Jean-Paul Duminy played for 15 years his career is not so impressive to compare him with legends. Besides, his batting average is 37.38 with 4 centuries from 193 ODIs. Though his bowling was so economic enough (around 5) but the average was 45.08 only.
JP Duminy described his leisure
Accordingly, JP Duminy described his leisure, on the eve of fifth ODI in New Lands against Sri Lanka, “With the break, with the shoulder surgery, I had a lot of time to reflect on where I want to go in my career and what’s important to me in the immediate future. My family becomes a big part of that. I have two grown children and I want to be a present father. I’ve seen the difference it makes, being at home”
The left-hander middle order added too, “I’ve had an illustrious opportunity in my international career, and it’s been a massive privilege to be part of the green and gold for so many years. But I’ve just got to that point from an appetite point of view for international cricket and the demands it has on a daily basis, it’s come to the end”
Duminy looked his back and remembered the remarkable innings
Duminy looked his back and remembered the remarkable innings. Such as obtaining a victory against Australia in 2008, winning series in Sri Lanka or making a hat-trick in 2015 world cup, “I think the hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup definitely stands out. It feels like there’s something more to this World Cup. I think it’s because it’s my last and you can see the finish line.”
Asserting it a remarkable journey
Asserting it a remarkable journey and being grateful to the teammates, “But it’s the journey that one remembers. It’s not necessarily the start or the finish. It’s the journey that you thoroughly enjoy. The friendships that you make over the years, not only internationally, but playing in tournaments around the world and forming relationships and friendships with different players across the board have been a huge privilege.”
“I know it’s not the final curtain, but it’s a chapter that is going to be closing pretty soon. But a huge privilege, and one that I will always be grateful for. This team that I’ve represented for so many years, the Protea fire that we’ve formed, the bond and the culture that’s been formed within this group has been an amazing honor to be part of, and to be part of that journey.”
Faf du Plessis is enough to steer South Africa for World Cup-19
Faf du Plessis is enough to steer South Africa for World Cup-19, “I do think there is a slight change in the mindset that we’re going to this World Cup with, particularly under Faf’s guard. We’re going with a more relaxed feel. It’s not that it’s an easy way out, by any means. It’s more just a case that we’re going there to give our best. At the end of the day, that’s all we can do. There are no guarantees of what success looks like to the general public, or to us.”
Jean-Paul Duminy conclude with satisfaction with his team
Jean-Paul Duminy concludes with satisfaction with his team, “Yes, that transition can be one where there’s a bit of an up and down period, we don’t know how that’s going to play out. But I think the stock that we possess as a South African cricket fraternity is really good, and we’re going to be stronger for it. There are some exciting cricketers coming through, who I personally believe are going to represent South Africa for a number of years, so I’m quite excited to see what the future holds”
Therefore, JP Duminy focused to be in World Cup squad before retiring from ODI. Accordingly, Duminy announced his retirement but he is serious about the World-Cup-19.