Tuffey proved to be a great asset for New Zealand throughout his career
New Zealand pace bowler Daryl Tuffey has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in order to find a job opportunity in Australia.
During his illustrious career, Tuffey played for Auckland, Northern Districts and New Zealand, and picked up 77 Test wickets along with 110 ODI wickets as well.
Tuffey made his debut for New Zealand at the tender age of 21, which marked the start of his 11-year international career, but during two of those years, he did not represent his country since he had participated in the now-extinct Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The pace bowler missed the whole of last season due to injury, and he stated that after weighing up his options he thought it would be best to retire.
However, Tuffey noted that he was proud to have represented his country from such a young age and then he would never forget all the experiences he had with the national team, whether they be good or bad.
Stuff.co.nz quoted Tuffey as saying: “I’ve had a few different injuries recently, and they do get tougher to come back from. It’s probably been my one major regret in cricket that I haven’t spent as much time on the field as I would have liked, but it’s part and parcel of playing the game, there aren’t many people who get the chance to get paid for playing the game they love, and I feel really lucky that I’ve been able to do that. It’s been an honour to represent my country and to be able to do so in some great places around the world has been a bonus.”