Why Dean Elgar Was Wearing Old Cape During His Last Cricket Match?

South Africa’s former captain, Dean Elgar, has retired from international cricket after the test series against India. The 36-year-old, who has played 84 tests and scored over 5,000 runs with 13 centuries, have made his final appearance at Newlands in Cape Town started January 3. 

During Dean Elgar’s last game in Cape Town, we saw something strange – he wore an old, torn cape with a rip on the top. It made us wonder why he picked a worn-out cape for this important moment. It was surprising to see him in something not in the best shape, especially for such a big occasion. In this blog we will be talking about this strange thing and about Dean Elgar Cricketing history.

Dean Elgar Old Cape

In Dean Elgar’s last cricket match, we noticed something interesting – he was wearing an old cape with a tear on the top. We noticed the thing while he was talking to Virat Kohli.

Although there was no official word from his side that why he was wearing such cape but we think he might have chosen his first or debut cape for his goodbye game, making it look quite old. Perhaps, it meant something special to him.

What Dean Elgar Said?

Elgar expressed his decision, saying, “The Indian home series will be my last,” and added that Cape Town, where he scored his first Test run, holds a special place in his heart. Elgar made his debut in 2011 and has had a career spanning 12 years, achieving a highest score of 199 against Bangladesh in 2017.

Dean Elgar International Stats

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Dean Elgar has played 85 Test matches and he scored a total of 5331 runs. His highest score in Tests is 199 against Bangladesh, and he scored 14 centuries and 23 half-centuries. In One Day Internationals (ODIs), Elgar played 8 matchesand scored 104 runs. His highest ODI score is 42 against England. While he hasn’t scored a century or half-century in ODIs, his standout performances are in Test matches with significant contributions.

Dean Elgar Journey As a Captain

Elgar became the captain in March 2021, taking over from Quintin de Kock. Under his leadership, South Africa won series against West Indies and India and had a draw in New Zealand.

However, a tough tour to Australia a year ago, where Elgar struggled, led to him being replaced as captain by Temba Bavuma in February. The CEO of Cricket South Africa, Pholetsi Moseki, praised Elgar, saying he represented the country with honor. 


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