Daniel Vettori, the cricketer of New Zealand on 30 March 2015 retired from all forms of International Cricket. The veteran spinner officially announced his retirement after the final match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
In his final match against Australia, he scored nine runs and took 0-25 from five overs. But his 13 wickets and his economy rate throughout the tournament helped New Zealand in qualifying for the World Cup final for the first time.
His decision gave an end to his 18-year long career that began when he was 18.
Daniel Luca Vettori in the cricketing world
Daniel Luca Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 runs. He is the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18.
Details of his cricket career
Test: Batted in 174 innings of 113 matches and had scored 4531 runs of which 140 out was his highest score. He bowled in 187 innings and took 362 wickets.
ODI: Batted in 187 innings of 295 matches and had scored 2253 runs of which 83 was his highest score. He bowled in 277 innings and took 305 wickets.
T20Is: Batted in 22 innings of 34 matches and had scored 205 runs of which 38 was his highest score. He bowled in 34 innings and took 38 wickets.
Vettori coaches the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition.
When: 30 March 2015