Somerset cancelled Vernon Philander's contract by mutual agreement due to the postponement of the English county season because of coronavirus.
Vernon Philander said that he would have played for longer had it not been for the chaos i the Cricket South Africa board.
South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander received the penalty for his celebration after dismissing England's Jos Buttler on the second day of the ongoing fourth Test.
Jos Buttler said that in Test cricket emotions run high, and although for players, these things don't mean anything, for the viewers it goes out as a bad message.
South Africa vs England: Jos Buttler was fined 15 percent of his match fee by the ICC for swearing at South Africa's Vernon Philander during the second Test at Newlands.
On a tense final day of the second Test, the stump mic picked up Jos Buttler launching an x-rated tirade at South Africa's Vernon Philander.
A disciplined South African bowling performance saw them reduce England to 262/9 after Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat.
Vernon Philander has 216 wickets from 60 Tests, with a bowling average of 22.16.
India vs South Africa: South Africa, at one stage, were reeling at 162/8 but Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander joined forces to save their side from a humiliating collapse.
India vs South Africa: Keshav Maharaj and fast bowler Vernon Philander led South Africa's fightback as they added 109 runs for the ninth wicket.
South Africa are going through a transition after the retirement of senior players including AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel.
India vs South Africa: Vernon Philander wants South Africa's established stars to lead the way and help the team land the "first punch" against India
Starting the day on 153 for three, Pakistan lost their remaining seven wickets for 120 runs to be bowled out for 273.
Philander struck twice in the first over of the day. He had Shaun Marsh caught at gully off the first ball. An inside edge looped off the batsman's thigh pad to Temba Bavuma.
Rabada was found guilty of "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player" after leaning with his shoulder into Steve Smith after dismissing the Australian skipper last week.
South African pacer Vernon Philander said that they would not lower their guard in the final Test as they are eyeing a whitewash against a beleaguered Indian side.
While Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the remaining matches with a heel injury, the Proteas on Tuesday added rookie pacers Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi to their attack.
Vernon Philander returned with career-best figures of 6/42 as South Africa cantered to a 72-run win.