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Gibbs contemplating retirement?

Miffed at being ignored for the Test series against England, South African opener Herschelle Gibbs hints that he may retire from international cricket.

cricket Updated: Jun 09, 2008 13:01 IST

Miffed at being ignored for the Test series against England, South African opener Herschelle Gibbs has hinted that he may retire from international cricket.

The 34-year-old was left out of the Test side and he says he does not harbour hopes of making the cut for the ODI team either, leaving him with little choice but to think about quitting the game.

"I've got some decisions to make in the next few weeks whether to carry on at international level. I'm not in the squad and I'm not sure if I'll get back into the one-day team either," Gibbs told the BBC.

Gibbs' last Test appearance was in January against West Indies and he was subsequently omitted for the Test series against Bangladesh and India.

Being ignored for England is the latest blow to his career and Gibbs says he is making last ditch efforts to save it by playing county cricket to prove his worth.

"I've spoken to the coach and he said I'm first reserve for South Africa in case anyone gets injured. So we'll have to wait and see. But I've been dying for a proper go at an English cricket county for the last few years so maybe me coming to Glamorgan has happened at a good time," he said.

"Maybe my appearance for Glamorgan in the Twenty20 Cup could be a sign of things to come," he added.

South Africa will kick off their tour of England with a match against county side Somerset on June 29. Their four-Test series against England starts July 10 to be followed by a five-match ODI series.