Mignon du Preez, the South Africa batter has saddened cricket fans after she confirmed her retirement from all formats of international cricket. Fifteen years is not a small thing, and du Preez confirmed how difficult it was to make such a decision.
"Fifteen years of international cricket, WOW, what a blessing it has been... It's never an easy decision to step away from something you love as much as I love cricket, but I know in my heart that the time is right for me to announce my retirement from all forms of international cricket.
However, I will still continue to play the shorter format of the game in the global leagues until such a time that I am blessed to become a mom and start a family of my own. Now for all the thank yous..." Du Preez said in a statement, as quoted by cricbuzz.com
Mignon du Preez on her career
Mignon du Preez did not forget to thank all those who were with her throughout the whole adventure.
Du Preez will miss everything that made her life beautiful these 15 years, but the time has come to say goodbye. "To my teammates, thank you for all the memories that I can treasure for a lifetime. It was an honour to share the change room and field with each one of you.
I will miss you all tremendously but can't wait to follow your journeys to success and I will definitely be rooting for you from the sidelines in the future. I will definitely miss the change room chats, the off-field friendships from all around the globe, travelling and learning about different cultures.
However, I am extremely excited about the next phase of my life together with the ones that I love dearly and that have taken a back seat during the last 15 years of my career." Her career was exciting and she will never forget certain moments.
"My cricketing journey has been nothing short of a crazy rollercoaster ride with all the ups and downs, but oh boy, it was one hell of a ride, and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world... To the cricket world, this is not goodbye, it's just see you later! Lots of love and endless smiles," Du Preez said.