Veteran Netherlands opener Stephan Myburgh retires from international cricket at 38

Stephan Myburgh, the Netherlands’ third-maximum operate-scorer in T20Is, has retired from global cricket to devote much more time with his family. The 38-12 months-outdated, who manufactured headlines by hitting a 17-ball 50 at the 2014 T20 Entire world Cup, will nonetheless continue to keep himself out there for club cricket.

Netherlands batsman Stephan Myburgh on Monday declared his retirement from worldwide cricket at the age of 38. The veteran opener took to social media for the announcement soon after the Netherlands’ exceptional victory around South Africa in the ongoing T20 Environment Cup in Australia. In the contest, Myburgh played a vital function, scoring a 30-ball 37 to help the Netherlands access 158/4 which they effectively defended to knock the Proteas out of the match.

“Hanging up the boot. To God be the glory!!! Blessed to have built my very first-class debut 17 seasons in the past and my global debut 12 seasons ago. Hardly ever in my goals would I have imagined ending my profession at the Entire world Cup with a acquire towards @cricket_south_africa_ my blood will generally be green,” Myburgh wrote in a put up on Instagram on Monday.

“As substantially as a sportsman often want to earn I had a tear for my beloved region. I am grateful for @kncbcricket and the Netherlands that’s now my dwelling and have much too quite a few folks to thank for my career. Jesus, @tineke.myburgh, close friends and relatives, sponsors and all the supporters out there I can only say many thanks!!! #GodIsGood #Blessed are unable to hold out to see my ladies (sic).”

Myburgh, 38, made his global debut in 2011 and played 22 ODIs and 45 T20Is prior to hanging up his boots. He retired from the 50-over structure before this calendar year next the series from New Zealand. The Dutchman finishes his T20I job with 915 operates – hence likely down as the third-greatest run-getter for the Netherlands in T20Is, only behind Max O’Dowd and Ben Cooper. His best knock arrived at the 2014 T20 Globe Cup against Eire, where by he notched 50 off just 17 balls.

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