De Grandhomme leaves cricket with a strong resume, particularly in Test matches. In 29 games, he played for New Zealand, amassing 1432 runs at an average of 38.70 and taking 49 wickets.
On Wednesday, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand made his international cricket retirement official. The 36-year-old batsman took his decision after speaking with the nation’s cricket board, and as a result, has been released from his central contract, the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced in an official release.
De Grandhomme explained that a number of things contributed to his decision to retire.
“I recognise that my age is advancing and that training is becoming more difficult, especially in light of the injuries. In addition, my family is expanding, and I’m trying to figure out what my life will be like after cricket. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about all of this, De Grandhomme reportedly said.