Dolphins stalwart Robbie Frylinck has announced his retirement from cricket on Tuesday morning, bringing to an end a tremendous 17-year professional career.
Frylinck made three T20I appearances for the Proteas and showed his craft as one of the best domestic all-rounders since his List A debut for the KwaZulu-Natal outfit back in 2004.
He would go on to play in 75 first-class matches, while adding to his 148 T20 games. He also ends his career with 137 List A matches to his name.
Frylinck enjoyed a stint with Johannesburg-based team the Lions between 2008 and 2011, while he was part of the Surrey first team in the Pro-40 League of 2008.
‘No sportsman wants ever wants that time to come in their careers, but mine has snuck up on me and arrived,’ Frylinck wrote in a Twitter post.
‘With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, I have to announce that my playing days have come to an end. I am officially retiring from a game that has given me 17 years as a professional, as well as a lifetime of memories and experiences.
‘My teammates at the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, I don’t where to begin. I have had the pleasure of playing with some of you for a very long time, as well as watch some of the younger guys grow into fine cricketers. I’m definitely going to miss you guys. We have become a family and you guys hold a special place in my heart.’
My boots have officially been hung up 😔 pic.twitter.com/iIX94JFTjH
— robbie frylinck (@robbief24) March 30, 2021