NZ fast bowler Hamish Bennett announces retirement from all cricket

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New Zealand fast bowler Hamish Bennett has called time on his 17-year-old professional career, expressing that the 2021-22 season would be his last. The 35-year-old Bennett has shown up for the Black Caps across every one of the three organizations and most as of late included during the T20Is versus Bangladesh last September.

It just so happens, Bennett had made his worldwide presentation against similar adversaries in an ODI in 2010 and followed that up with his solitary Test match appearance in Ahmedabad against India, which likewise denoted the Test introduction of current New Zealand chief Kane Williamson.

Bennett was picked for the 2011 World Cup however was sidelined from that point with a lower-back injury which ultimately expected him to go through a significant medical procedure the next year. While the injury might have diminished his New Zealand profession, he stayed a critical individual from Canterbury and Wellington sides, the last option being the homegrown side he changed to in 2016.

On the whole, Bennett showed up since appearing in 2005, hoarding 489 wickets. In that time he brought home 12 homegrown championships including five Plunket Shields, two Ford Trophy titles, four men’s Super Smash titles and a ladies’ Super Smash title as Wellington Blaze’s bowling trainer.

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“Whenever I began as a small child bowling in the nets in Timaru, I never imagined I would have proceeded to partake in the vocation that I’ve had,” Bennett said.

“From Old Boys Timaru Cricket Club, who got me associated with cricket toward the beginning, Timaru Boys’ High School, South Canterbury Cricket, Canterbury Cricket, Cricket Wellington, and New Zealand Cricket, as well as the wide range of various incredible clubs I’ve played for as the years progressed, they’ve all assumed a part in assisting me with accomplishing my cricket dream.

“I’ve been so lucky to work and play close by such countless incredible players, commanders and mentors and I might want to thank all of them for their help throughout the long term. It’s been a distinction to address my family and my country for New Zealand and those recollections and encounters will be ones that I value and recount for the remainder of my life.”

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