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New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme announces retirement from International cricket

Colin de Grandhomme Retirement News

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New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme announced his decision of taking the retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old batsman made the announcement after speaking with the nation’s cricket board, according to a statement from New Zealand Cricket (NZC), which also stated that he has been released from their central contract.

“I accept that I am not getting any younger and that the training is getting harder, particularly with the injuries. I also have a growing family and am trying to understand what my future looks like post-cricket. All of this has been on my mind over the past few weeks,” De Grandhomme was quoted as saying.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to play for the BLACKCAPS since debuting in 2012 and I’m proud of my international career – but I feel this is the right time to finish,” he added.

De Grandhomme leaves cricket with a respectable reputation, particularly in the longer format. In 29 games, he played for New Zealand, amassing 1432 runs at an average of 38.70 and taking 49 wickets.

The all-rounder also proved his prowess in ODIs, where he scored 742 runs in 45 games and took 30 wickets at an average of 41.0. He also appeared in 41 T20 International matches, recording 505 runs at 138.35 strike rates and 12 wickets at 38.41.

He made a memorable 47-ball 60 in a thrilling victory chase against South Africa during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, and bowled wonderfully against England in the final match, claiming one for 25 off his 10 overs.

 “I’ve loved being part of this team over the past decade and am grateful for the experiences we’ve shared together. I’ve made many lasting friendships with teammates, coaching staff, and opponents, and will treasure the memories for the rest of my life,” he said.

De Grandhomme, who finished with a 38.70 test match average, was a member of the New Zealand squad that took home the title of the first World Test Championship in 2021.

Vineet Vashisht
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