Hopkins calls time on career

Hopkins led Auckland to victory in the HRV Cup in 2011 and 2012

Hopkins led Auckland to victory in the HRV Cup in 2011 and 2012

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Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Hopkins represented New Zealand in 25 ODIs and 10 Twenty20 Internationals.

After his brief stint with New Zealand, Hopkins started captaining Auckland, which turned out to be a great move as he led them to victory in the HRV Cup in 2011 and 2012.

Hopkins noted that the game has dramatically changed since he made his debut in 1996.

“Now there’s strength, mental, nutrition, technical and video analysis – so many tools you can use,” Hopkins told the New Zealand Herald. “Sometimes I think we get a little confused, but each of them can aid you if you use them correctly.”

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