Another cricketer has retired from the cricket way early at the age of 29. There have been many cricketers who have taken this decision in his cricket career to stunned the audience. Who can the forget The Zimbabwe Superstar Taitenda Tabu who took the shocking retirement at the age of 29 due the absurd political system in their country for not providing adequate facilities to the cricketers.
But with Corey Anderson it is not that thing, career around injuries led him to take this decision to not be the part of New Zealand Cricket anymore. The southpaw has signed three year contract with USA major league cricket (MLC) after this retirement decision.
Corey Anderson has played for New Zealand Cricket in all the formats. In the total 93 international games (31 T20ls, 13 Tests, 49 ODIs) Anderson has scored 2277 runs which include two centuries and 10 fifties along with 90 Wickets. Corey Anderson was the player who had broke the record of Shahid Afridi fastest century in 36-ball against West Indies in 2014.
While Shahid Afridi had hammered the fastest century in 37-ball against Sri Lanka in the year 1996. But a year later AB de villiers broke the Corey Anderson record of fastest century and register his name as the holder of fastest century in ODI cricket while smashed the fastest ODI century in just 31-ball against West Indies at Johannesburg on 18 January 2015.
In a conversation with Cricbuzz Corey Anderson said
“It’s been a huge honour and (I am) extremely proud to represent New Zealand. I would have loved to have achieved and played more but just is what it is sometimes, and different opportunities arise and send you in a direction you never thought would be a possibility. Very appreciative for everything that NZC has done for me.”
Apart from the New Zealand Cricket, Corey Anderson was the part of three IPL franchises Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Daredevils (DD). While the runner up New Zealand team of 2015 world cup Corey Anderson was also the part of it. But from the last two years he was not the part of New Zealand Cricket team in any series or tournament due to the injuries factor.
“It hasn’t been an easy decision. I asked myself several questions. What do I want to do now or what do I want to achieve in the next two years, five years, 10 years?” he said. “As you get older you think about life a little bit more broadly as well. And obviously, my fiance, Mary Margaret, who’s born and raised in America, she’s had a massive part to play in that because she’s sacrificed so much for me.
“So, when the opportunity arose, we thought that living in America is the best thing, not only for my cricket, but it’s, it’s the best thing for both of us in general as well.”