Press Esc to close
Tuesday 04 August 2015
News updated at 9:12 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.6°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Kiwi quick Martin retires

Wellington, July 3, 2013 (AFP):

New Zealand paceman Chris Martin announced his retirement today, bowing out as the third highest Test wicket-taker in Black Caps' history.

Martin played 71 Tests for New Zealand over an international career spanning more than 12 years, claiming 233 wickets at an average of 33.81.

The 38-year-old, who played his last Test in January and has fallen down the pecking order as a new generation of fast bowlers emerge, said he had enjoyed every moment with the Black Caps.

"It feels like the right time to step down," he said. New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said Martin had made an outstanding contribution to the Black Caps.

"During his career, Chris has formed a reputation as one of the most consistent performers in world cricket, something which can be put down to his relentless work ethic," he said.

While lauded for his bowling, Martin was also a fan favourite for his plucky, if inept, efforts with the bat, averaging 2.36 with a high score of 12 over his Test career.
He is second only to Courtney Walsh in the number of Test ducks recorded, notching 36 to the West Indian's 43 -- although Walsh did play almost twice the number of matches.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523