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Colin Munro Announces Retirement From International Cricket
By CricShots - May 10, 2024 2:40 pm
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Star New Zealand cricketer Colin Munro bids farewell to international cricket, marking the end of a stellar career that spanned 123 matches across formats. With a total of 3010 runs under his belt, Munro, renowned for his prowess in white-ball cricket, last represented his country in 2020 against India, making his retirement official after a hiatus of four years.

Colin Munro
Colin Munro

Munro’s journey in international cricket began in December 2012, when he made his debut in the shortest format, followed by his ODI debut the subsequent month. Despite primarily excelling in limited-overs cricket, the left-handed batsman showcased his versatility by earning a solitary Test cap in January 2013. Notably, he boasts three centuries in T20 Internationals and was a pivotal member of New Zealand’s T20 World Cup campaigns in 2014 and 2016.

Additionally, he featured in the Black Caps squad that reached the final of the ODI World Cup in 2019. The announcement of Munro’s retirement reverberated across New Zealand’s cricket fraternity, with the official Black Caps account bidding him farewell on social media. “Thanks, Colin! @munro82 has announced his retirement from international cricket, officially calling time on an international career that spanned 123 matches,” the post read.

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Reflecting on his illustrious tenure with the national team, Munro expressed immense pride in representing New Zealand. Despite his absence from the international scene in recent years, he harbored hopes of a potential comeback, fueled by his consistent performances in franchise T20 cricket. However, with the conclusion of the selection process for the T20 World Cup squad, Munro recognized the opportune moment to hang up his boots.

 

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“Playing for the BLACKCAPS has always been the biggest achievement in my playing career. I never felt prouder than donning that jersey, and the fact that I’ve been able to do that 123 times across all formats is something I will always be incredibly proud of,” Munro remarked, as quoted by Cricbuzz.

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“While it has been a while since my last appearance, I never gave up hope that I might be able to return off the back of my franchise T20 form. With the announcement of the BLACKCAPS squad for the T20 World Cup, now is the perfect time to officially close that chapter,” he added.

Munro’s retirement marks the end of an era for New Zealand cricket, leaving behind a legacy of remarkable performances and unforgettable moments on the international stage. As he embarks on the next chapter of his journey, cricket enthusiasts worldwide will fondly remember his contributions to the sport and wish him the very best for his future endeavors.