Robin Peterson calls it a day; thanks one and all for support
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Robin Peterson has finally called it a day at the ripe age of 37 after having played for South Africa since 2002. The left-arm spinner made his debut in the 2002 edition of the Champions Trophy in India and was also part of the side that lost out to India in the semifinal in perhaps the most dramatic of manners. Since then, Peterson played 15 Tests, 79 ODIs, and 21 T20Is, taking 137 international wickets and also scoring four half-centuries.
The southpaw was also a part of the South Africa side that made their way to the quarter final of the 2011 World Cup in the subcontinent. He also smashed a six to seal a win against India in the group stages. He made his retirement statement thanking one and all who helped him all through his career.
“It is with mixed emotions and fond memories that I would like to announce my retirement from professional cricket,” Peterson said. “It’s been an incredible journey with so many people that have supported and encouraged me along the way. First and foremost I’d like to thank all my team-mates for all the special memories they’ve helped create along the way, as well as all the coaches that have played a role in my development and as mentors throughout my career.
“I’d like to thank Eastern Province and Warriors cricket for giving me an opportunity and seeing something in me that I didn’t think existed, and Cobras Cricket for the wonderful years I’ve spent down In Cape Town. I’d also like to thank the VKB Knights for allowing me into their space and for the management at Free State cricket that has handled my decision with impeccable professionalism and a human touch.
“To the fans, I’d like to say special thanks for always making me proud to represent you guys while representing the Proteas and our wonderful country. I’d like to thank my agent Arthur Turner for all his support too.
“Lastly I’d like to mention my family for their unwavering support and love shown throughout my career and introducing me to a game I’ll continue to love forever. It’s been an exciting journey for me and I’m looking forward to creating more wonderful memories pursuing other interests while spending time with my wife Portia and son Harper.”