After taking retirement from international cricket, JP Duminy featured in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the Global T20 Canada. The left-hander was also scheduled to play for the Paarl Rocks in the recently concluded second edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) before an injury ruled him out of the entire season. Duminy was adjudged as the MVP at the Global T20 Canada and also played a vital role in Barbados Tridents’ winning campaign in CPL 2019.
“It is great to be free and young, but to also be aware of what you do has consequences. With great power comes great responsibility. And playing international cricket you had a degree of purpose,” quoted JP Duminy.
“I am young enough to play and still earn money from the franchise game, but I am lacking a strong purpose with that. I played CPL and Canadian Premier League. I found at the CPL there is a hunger for young players to seek out older players. I don’t know what’s next. I had to take a bold step of closing a door before I could open the next door,” added South Africa’s leading run-getter in T20Is.
“The journey ebbed and flowed, but there is 100% no regrets. The standout is more about impact and relations developed over the years, particularly with the players. That is something I will always hold dear. It’s been a journey where I doubted myself countless times and also had unbelievable moments. It is these moments that have built me into who I am today.
“People will look at my career and question of “what if?” In regards to the talent I have. I don’t think it has been due to lack of effort put it. I am truly chuffed by the opportunities that I have been given, but it’s now all about looking forward and what’s still in store for me,” Duminy concluded.