Skipper Smith to quit South Africa
Published 03/03/2014 | 23:56
South Africa captain Graeme Smith has announced he will be retiring from international cricket following the ongoing third Test against Australia.
The 33-year-old opener has played 347 matches for his country since making his debut in 2002 and scored 37 centuries.
Smith said: "This has been the most difficult decision I have ever had to make in my life. It's a decision that I have been considering since my ankle surgery in April last year.
"I have a young family and I felt that retiring at Newlands would be the best way to end it because I have called this place home since I was 18."