Colin de Grandhomme retires from International Cricket

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme announced his retirement from International cricket with immediate effect. The 36-year old all-rounder has made the decision after discussing with the New Zeland Cricket board. The official statement has been made public on the NZC website.

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Grandhomme made his international debut in the year 2012 against Zimbabwe. Incidentally, the all-rounder was born in Harare and got to make his international cricket debut against his home country! He last represented New Zealand in the Lord's Test match against England in June this year.

"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," said Colin de Grandhomme as quoted by the NZC website.

"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," added Grandhomme.

This NZ all-rounder represented them in over 100 games across all three formats at the international level while amassing over 2600+ runs and 91 wickets. Some of his records include a 6-wicket haul on Test debut and Pakistan and 4 catches in a single T20I match. He is one of the 18 players to jointly hold the record of most catches in a single T20I innings.

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