makhaya ntini.jpgThe first black cricketer to represent South Africa, bowler Makhaya Ntini has retired from international cricket.

 

The 33-year old Ntini made his international debut in January 1998 and appeared in 101 tests and 173 one-day internationals.

 

He was and took 390 test wickets – second on South Africa’s all-time list and 11th overall.

 

Ntini’s 13 for 132 against West Indies in Trinidad in 2005 remains the best match analysis by a South African, while he also holds the record of best one day international figures of 6 for 23 against Australia at Newlands in 2006. ntini in action.jpg

 

He is also the only player from his country to take 10 wickets in a test at Lord’s.

 

Cricket South Africa plans to honour Ntini, at a historic twenty20 international against India to be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium – one of the football World Cup venues – in Durban in January next year.