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Graeme Smith announces retirement from international cricket

CAPE TOWN: Graeme Smith has announced that he will retire from international cricket after the Cape Town test against Australia, ARY News reports.

Graeme Smith said that it was the toughest decision of his life and was considering retirement ever since he suffered an ankle injury. He added that it will be appropriate to bid farewell to international cricket in Newlands where he is residing since he was 18 years old.

The 33 year old has led the Proteas side in 109 tests out of the 117 test matches he played which is a world record. He has scored 9,257 runs with the help of 27 centuries and 38 half centuries in tests. In his One Day International (ODI) career, Graeme Smith played 197 matches and made 6,989 runs which include 10 tons and 47 fifties.

He played 33 Twenty20s for the South African side and made 982 runs with the help of five half centuries.

Graeme Smith has also taken 168 catches in his career whereas he took 8 wickets in the longer format of the game and 18 wickets in the ODI format.

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