Proteas’ Legend Walks Out On Cricket Forever


Remember former Proteas left-arm spinner Robin Peterson? He has announced an immediate effect retirement from all cricket.

Peterson represented the Proteas in the 15 Test matches, 79 ODIs and 21 T20 International matches.

He’s made South Africa proud on several occasions like when he took six wickets in the final Test match against Australia at Perth in 2012, and help the Proteas secure the series.

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Perterson related that his cricket experience was an incredible journey as he thanked all those who have supported and encouraged him along the way.

He said:

“It is with mixed emotions and fond memories that I would like to announce my retirement from professional cricket. 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 EP 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 have handled my decision with impeccable professionalism and a human touch.

To the fans I’d like to say a 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.”

Commenting, Knights CEO Johan van Heerden celebrated Peterson as a “true professional”. To Van Heerden, Perterson made immense contributions in the cricketing world and earned the right to be called a Legend.

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“I respect his wish and realize that his family now comes first. I was busy changing the Honours board and I am very pleased and honoured that I could add Robin Peterson (to) the Knights family and history.

“Thank you for your contributions towards the Knights family, we will surely miss you and wish you the very best for you and your family’s future,” added Van Heerden.