Graeme Smith Announced His Retirement
South African skipper Graeme Smith has announced his retirement from international cricket after the 3rd test match against Australia in Cape Town. He said finishing on his home ground felt like the perfect ending and that it was something he had been considering since ankle surgery last year.
Smith, 33, is playing his 117th Test match - 109 of which have been as captain, a world record - and currently stands on 9257 runs. One of many of the notable statistics in Smith's career is that none of his 27th Test hundreds have come in a defeat.
Stand-out performances that he will be remembered for include back-to-back double hundreds against England in 2003, his series-winning innings at Edgbaston in 2008, captaining South Africa to a series with in Australia, during which he came out to bat with a broken hand in Sydney, and maintaining South Africa's formidable record on the subcontinent.