Makhaya Ntini retires from international cricket

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Makhaya Ntini, the South Africa fast bowler, has retired from international cricket, announcing his decision at a press conference in Johannesburg.

Updated: November 02, 2010 10:14 IST
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Fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has announced his retirement from international cricket but will play for South Africa one final time in a Twenty20 international against India early next year.

Ntini said on Tuesday he was retiring from all formats in internationals, but would continue playing for his provincial team.

The 33-year-old Ntini, who last represented his country in December 2009, said "Today is the day that nobody wants to happen in their careers and say goodbye to cricket."

Cricket South Africa insisted Ntini "will say goodbye in Proteas colors" in a sendoff game on Jan. 9.

Ntini played 101 tests and 173 ODIs in an 11-year international career. He leaves as South Africa's second highest wicket-taker in Tests with 390.

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