The stylish left-hander has struck 24 first-class centuries in his 149 games at an average of 41.44.
“I have also averaged more than 50 while playing for South Africa A,” he added.
Yet, despite the fact that Puttick feels his performances have not attracted enough attention from the South African selectors, he does not intend to slow down and announce his retirement soon.
“I take personal pride in my performances and want to do as well as I can. I love the game,” Puttick said.
Longevity has been a hallmark of Puttick’s career, as he started his first-class career for Western Province in 2000/2001 as an opening partner of Graeme Smith, who only had to wait until 2002 before he made his test debut.
Puttick said his beloved surfing has had to take a proverbial back seat in the off-season.
His marriage, and his fulltime involvement with the company Sun Armour as business partner of Dane Vilas and the former Cobras opening batsman Alistair Gray has become more important to the popular Puttick.
“But I still go out when I get an opportunity,” Puttick added.
Asked about possible selection for the Proteas, Puttick said: “It is difficult to keep the hope up, but I would still love to open the batting for South Africa.”
Stiaan van Zyl will possibly open the batting for the national team in the first test at Chittagong. Van Zyl, usually a number-three batsman, slammed a test century in his maiden game for South Africa.