Daryl Tuffey retires from all cricket

Updated: 14 September 2012 11:43 IST

New Zealand Cricket issued a release on Friday that Daryl Tuffey, the 34-year old fast bowler, has announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

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New Zealand Cricket issued a release on Friday that Daryl Tuffey, the 34-year old fast bowler, has announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

Tuffey's 12-year career was plagued by shoulder injuries and stress fractures. "I've had a few different injuries recently and they do get tougher to come back from," he told NZC's official website. "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.

"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," he added.

Tuffey picked up 77 wickets in 26 Tests, the last of which came in 2010 against Australia. He also played in 94 One-Day Internationals, where he took 110 wickets.

Tuffey was a part of New Zealand's squad in two World Cups - 2003 and 2007. His association with the now defunct Indian Cricket League meant he was out in the wilderness for two years, before marking his return in 2009 during the tour of Sri Lanka, where he had to pull out midway due to an injury.

His last ODI series was in India in 2010, which was also cut short, by a bicep strain. His contract was not subsequently not extended when it came up for renewal in July 2011.

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