New Zealand cricketer Colin de Grandhomme retires; says “Training is getting harder”

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Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand has announced his retirement from international cricket. Since making his debut in 2012, he has played in 29 Tests, 45 ODIs, and 41 T20 Internationals.

“I accept that I am not getting any younger and that the training is getting harder, particularly with the injuries,” De Grandhomme said. “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.

“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.”