Netherlands opener Stefan Meiberg announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, a day after his team scored a thrilling victory over South Africa in the T20. Globalism Glass. South African-born Maiborg in Pretoria scored 37 decisive points from 30 balls in his last game to help the Netherlands give a strong start against a fast-paced South African attack.
Myburgh posted a retirement note on Instagram where he also posted a number of photos which include some from the T20 World Cup and one with his family.
“Hang up… God Almighty!!! I was fortunate to have made my first division debut in 17 seasons and made my international debut 12 seasons ago,”
Myborg has been quite upfront with his position as he said his blood will always be green (the color of South African jersey) and said he sheds a tear for his country after they were defeated by the Netherlands.
“I never imagined in my dreams that I would end my World Cup career with a win over cricket_south_africa_ my blood will always be green. As much as an athlete always wants to win, I had a tear for my beloved country.”
“I am grateful to kncbcricket and the Netherlands which is now my home and has so many people to thank for my career. Jesus, @tineke.myburgh, friends, family, sponsors and all the supporters out there I can’t help but say thank you!!! #GodIsGood #Blessed I can’t wait To see my girls,” Mayborg added.
Myburgh made his international debut against Kenya in 2011. He played 45 T20Is for the Netherlands where he scored 915 rounds including five half century. While in 22 international matches, he scored 527 points.
The Dutch surprised Proteas with 13 rounds in Adelaide – a victory that also paid off India In the semi-finals – the latest in a string of surprising results in the tournament. South Africa was touted as the favorite from abroad to win the tournament, but is now returning home after failing to break out of the two weakest Super 12 groups.
The Netherlands finished fourth on the points table after the Super 12 stage in Group B. It managed to achieve direct qualification for the 2024 T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States.