New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliot on Tuesday announced retirement from all forms of cricket using a social media.
He led Birmingham Bears to sixth place in the ongoing T20 Blast.
Elliot posted his retirement on Instagram:
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Started in Johannesburg finished in Birmingham. I remember being 12 and writing down my life goals. To play in a World Cup, play international cricket and play county cricket. 27 years on and I have loved every minute of it. Thanks to all the memorable people I have met that have made this journey special. To family and friends who have given me unwavering support despite all the sacrifices I have had to make that have impacted them. This game is a special one but it doesn’t define us. Looking forward to the future with great excitement and sharing a drink with those selfless players I shared a change room with.
Eliott, 39 made his debut against South Africa in 2001. He went on to play 83 ODIs, 17 T20Is and 5 tests for New Zealand. He is famous for his match-winning performance against South Africa in the semi-finals to guide Kiwis to the 2015 World Cup Final.
Earlier in March, he had announced retirement from international cricket.