Dubai: South Africa captain Graeme Smith paid tribute to Makhaya Ntini after the fast bowler announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday.
"I am so proud of his achievements, his records speak for themselves and he leaves behind a lasting legacy for many to aspire to," Smith told reporters after his team beat Pakistan by two runs in a one-day international in Dubai.
Makhaya Ntini retires from international cricket
"He has been a pioneer for youngsters and has represented every South African while he donned a Proteas jersey. Makhaya epitomised what the Proteas stood for and has been a great servant to the game," added Smith.
"I am most grateful to have been part of his career and successes and wish him all the best with his life after international cricket."