The semifinal of the 2015 World Cup, Grant Elliott, has announced that it will withdraw from all forms of cricket. The 39-year-old all-rounder has said goodbye after not qualifying for the quarterfinals as Birmingham Bears' captain in the Vitalili Blast Tournament in England.
Eliot announced his retirement on his Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon. Where he wrote: & # 39; Start in Johannesburg, ending in Birmingham. Remember that at the age of 12 I decided to have a life goal. A world cup, international cricket and county game; Then 27 years have passed. I enjoyed every minute. Thanks to all the memorable people who made me special for this trip. Thanks to my family and friends for support. & # 39;
Elliott was born in Johannesburg and started his first class career, almost 20 years earlier, in the 1996-97 season in South Africa. In 2001 he moved to New Zealand. In 2008 there was a national team debut.
Eliot plays 5 Tests, 83 ODI & # 39; s and 17 T20 & # 39; s for New Zealand. In the semifinal of the World Cup 2015, he became the hero of New Zealand by scaling Dale Steyn at crucial moments in a rain-hit race. The most memorable moments in Eliot's career are the same. The all-rounder, who scored 83 times against Australia in the final of the tournament, but the team could not float at the festival festival.
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