Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate announced retirement from international cricket after playing for more than 15 years.
Doeschate, who made his ODI debut for the Dutch in 2006, played his last match against Namibia in the recently concluded ICC T20 qualifiers round.
The Netherlands could not make it to the Super 12 stage as they lost all of their fixtures in Group A.
It has always been a privilege to represent The Netherlands: Ryan ten Doeschate
Doeschate made 2074 runs from 57 international matches in white-ball cricket and also returned 68 wickets.
Doeschate mentioned that it was a pleasure for him to represent the Netherlands and thanked all coaching staff members for supporting him throughout his international career.
“It’s been a tough tour to finish on but it’s been a pleasure to be a part of the efforts again. It has always been a privilege to represent The Netherlands,” Ryan ten Doeschate was quoted as saying in a statement issued by Cricket Netherlands (KNCB) .
“The professionalism and dedication that this team and support staff have shown has been inspirational. I’m grateful to the players, coaches and everyone involved with the KNCB for allowing me to have enjoyed some of the spectacular highs of international cricket,” he added.
Ryan ten Doeschate represented Dutch cricket hope: Ryan Campbell
The Netherlands head coach Ryan Campbell said it was an honour for him to coach the 41-year-old all-rounder and also mentioned that his services were missed by the national team.
“Doeschate represented Dutch cricket hope. Sometimes words don’t mean enough when summing up someone’s career. It has been an honour for me as a coach to have him,” Campbell said.
“His skill, knowledge of the game & calmness under pressure was outstanding. Finally, he represented cricket hope to the Dutch, he gave us a belief that we could compete against anyone. He will be sorely missed as a player,” he added.
Apart from playing for the Netherlands, Doeschate also played in various T20 franchise leagues.
He has played for Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL), Chittagong Kings (BPL), Adelaide Strikers (BBL) and Lahore Qalandars (PSL).
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