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Graeme Smith announced retirement from cricket

Mar 5, 2014 13:00 IST

Graeme Smith, the South African cricket team Captain on 4 March 2014 announced that he will retire from international cricket at the end of the test match against Australia at Newlands. Smith is the longest serving captain for South Africa in international cricket.

His retirement came after Jacques Kallis retired from the test team in December 2013.

About Graeme Smith

• He has played 117 test matches as an opener of which 109 was as a captain too. His total 109 test captaincies is 16 more than the previous record held by Allan Border of Australia
• He has played 197 one-day international and 33 T20 international matches
• He holds the world record as the most test wins as skipper (53) by defeating the record held by Australian Ricky Ponting of 48 wins as a Test captain
• He made his test debut in March 2002 against Australia in Cape Town
• In 2005, he captained a World XI against Australia in Sydney

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