Colin Grandhomme was born in Zimbabwe but played international cricket for New Zealand.
Big decision of star of New Zealand team
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New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has announced his retirement from international cricket. Grandhomme has taken this decision after talking to the New Zealand Cricket Board. The Kiwi board released this player from the central contact. This 36-year-old player has taken this decision due to continuous injuries and poor form. The Zimbabwe-born Grand Home made his debut for New Zealand in 2012. He now wants to spend time with family
Grandhomme played with New Zealand for a decade
Grand Home told that there are many reasons behind his decision. His frequent injuries are important for every place in the team to increase the level of competition. He said, ‘I agree that I cannot be young again and training is getting difficult for me. Especially with injuries. He also said that he wants to spend time with his family and wants to know how his life will be after cricket. He also thanked the board and said, ‘I am very lucky that I got a chance to play for New Zealand from the year 2012 till now. I am proud of my international career but feel this is the right decision.
The coach also praised
He further said, ‘I love this team. The past decade and my experiences during that period have been wonderful for which I am thankful. We did it all together. I have made such friendships here with the players of the team, with the coaching staff and also with the opponents which I will remember for the rest of my life. New Zealand coach Grary Stead said, ‘Colin has been an important part of the Blackcaps and he has been a key role in the team’s many spectacular victories. His excellent game with both bat and ball has come in handy for the team. He has been an important part of my team.
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End of career as beginning
The most interesting thing about Colin’s career was that the way he started his career for New Zealand, the ending remained the same. Colin played the first match for New Zealand against his home team Zimbabwe. He did not get a chance to play a single ball in this T20 match and remained unbeaten without opening an account. At the same time, his last match was played against England in June which was a Test match. In the match played at Lord’s, Colin scored an unbeaten 42 in the first innings but in the second innings he was dismissed without opening an account. This innings proved to be the last innings of his career. As Colin started his career, it ended in the same way.
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