New Zealand’s Colin de Grandhomme retires from international cricket

New Zealand all-rounder Colin De Grandhomme has announced his retirement from International cricket. The cricketer has played 29 Tests, 45 ODIs and 41 T20Is for his country. He made his international debut back in 2012 and served his team almost for a decade.

Talking about his retirement, De Grandhomme said,”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.”

He further added,” 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.”

Looking at his international cricket stats, Grandhomme has 1432 runs in 29 tests. He was one of the important members of the Kiwi’s team when they beat India in the final of ICC test championship.

Grandhomme also thanked his teammates and support staff, saying,”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 team-mates, coaching staff and opponents, and will treasure the memories for the rest of my life.”

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