Kiwi pacer Kyle Mills bids farewell to international cricket


WELLINGTON: New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills has announced his retirement from international cricket a day after veteran spinner Daniel Vettori bid farewell to the sport, reports.

Mills said that it was an honour and privilege to play for his country for 14 years. The pacer said that he took the decision for spending more time with his family who had sacrificed so much for him.

He made his debut in a 50 over game against Pakistan in 2001 before making his test debut against England in 2004.

He appeared in 19 tests and played his last five day game against India six years. He proved himself as a limited-overs specialist and played 170 matches in which he took 240 wickets.

Mills was included in World Cup 2015 squad but did not play a single game in the 2015 edition of the mega event.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson lauded the contribution of Mills for his country on his retirement. He called the pacer as a great team player and a wonderful person.

He added that Mills brought a lot of passion to the group while captaining his side against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.