JOHANNESBURG: Former South African captain Fap du Plessis announced his retirement from Test cricket on Wednesday with the aim of focusing on limited-overs cricket. The 34-year-old batsman has said he will play T20 cricket on a priority basis as there are consecutive World Cups. “I’m really looking forward to the new chapter,” he said. “I am honored to have represented the country in all kinds of cricket, and it is time to give up Test cricket,” Duplessis said. “If someone had told me in less than 15 years, you would have played 4 Tests and led the country. I don’t believe it.” Played by Duplessis He scored 8,143 runs in 4 Tests at an average of 40.02 with 10 centuries and 21 fifties. Duplessis, who took over as captain from AB de Villiers in 2014, withdrew from the Test and T20 leadership last year. He planned to retire at the end of the domestic series against Australia this month, but he tweeted that the series would be suspended indefinitely due to Covida.