“I can nonetheless keep in mind the unimaginable feeling I had again in 2007 as I walked over the boundary rope, wearing inexperienced and gold for the primary time,” Chetty mentioned in a CSA assertion. “For the previous 16 years, it has been a privilege to symbolize my nation and play for the Proteas, and that feeling has by no means gone away – every time I pulled on my South African package I felt honoured to be doing so.
“However now, on account of a recurring again harm for the previous 5 years, the time has come for me to hold up my boots and let the gloves catch mud. I’ve tried all the pieces to maintain enjoying and have pushed as exhausting as I can however my physique is signalling that it has no extra to provide and it’s time to retire from all types of cricket.
“This was not a straightforward determination for me, and even now, I am unable to fairly imagine my profession is over. Nevertheless, my cricket profession has been a life-changing expertise and I look again with no regrets and a full coronary heart.
“I’m extraordinarily grateful to my mum and pa, household, and pals for being there for me by way of all of the ups and downs, the successes, and the losses. With out my assist system, I’d by no means have been capable of take this journey.
“Cricket has taught me about life, being disciplined, what it means to be skilled and be a crew participant. For this, I’ll at all times be grateful. And I select to proceed to be glad about cricket as I retire and transition into the following chapter of my life. Lastly, thanks to the followers for all of your timeless assist through the years. I’ll always remember it.”
Chetty represented South Africa in 4 ODI World Cups (2009, 2013, 2017 and 2022) and all of the T20 World Cups from 2009 to 2020, barring the one in 2018. She reached 4 semi-finals on the World Cup occasions throughout the 2 codecs.
CSA director of cricket Enoch Nkwe hailed Chetty as “one of many biggest wicketkeepers to ever play the sport.”
“Chetty’s dedication and dedication to the game and in the direction of the rise of girls’s cricket all through the years has been exemplary, and her legacy will probably be revered for a few years to come back as the following era aspire to observe in her footsteps,” he mentioned. “I belief Trisha will expertise one other fruitful voyage in her future endeavours as her impression and presence, on and off the sphere, will dwell lengthy amongst the cricket fraternity.
Information of Chetty’s retirement comes in the future after van Niekerk confirmed her personal retirement. Not like van Niekerk, although, Chetty just isn’t anticipated to proceed showing in franchise competitions.