Kiwi World Cup hero Grant Elliott retires from international cricket
Grant Elliott, the star of New Zealand in World Cup 2015, has announced his retirement from international cricket on Friday. The 38 year old edged the Kiwis to their maiden World Cup final in 2015 top scoring in the finger biting semifinal against South Africa. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আন্তর্জাতিক ক্রিকেট থেকে নিউজিল্যান্ড দলের বিশ্বকাপ হিরোর বিদায়]
Scoring an unbeaten 84 runs with a memorable six off Dale Steyn in the fifth delivery of the final over in the semifinal in Auckland, Elliott blasted the Proteas to register New Zealand’s place in final of the World Cup.
“Loved playing with the black caps and to have made some special friendships along the way. A team environment I will never forget” – Elliott tweeted later on. The hard hitter played 83 one day international matches and 5 Test matches for New Zealand.
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Prior to his retirement from international cricket, Grant Elliott singed a Kolpak deal with Birmingham Bears along with other former international cricketers of New Zealand Jeetan Patel and Colin De Grandhomme.
Signing the Kolpak deal means the cricketers have given up their of playing for their own country. From now on they will not be regarded as overseas players while playing county cricket.