Bernadine Bezuidenhout retires: Ahead of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 to be played in Bangladesh this year, New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Bernadine Bezuidenhout has said goodbye to international cricket.

Bernadine Bezuidenhout retires: The Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is going to start from June 1. The Women’s T20 World Cup will also be held in August-September this year, for which all the countries are busy preparing. Meanwhile, a star player from New Zealand has surprised everyone by retiring. This player is none other than wicketkeeper-batsman Bernadine Bezuidenhout, who has played for 2 countries in her cricket career. She first played for South Africa and then turned to New Zealand.

Bernardine Bezuidenhout

Bernadine Bezuidenhout has issued a statement regarding retirement, in which she said that this journey has been very good. Playing for the New Zealand Women’s team has been a matter of great honor for me. I have made a lot of good memories here. I got to learn a lot during this journey. I will always be grateful to those who have supported me.

Bernardine Bezuidenhout is one of those cricketers who represented 2 countries in her career. This player made her international debut for South Africa in 2014. Then she shifted to Christchurch, New Zealand in 2015. After 2 years, i.e. in August 2017, after the residential stand out expired, she got a place in the New Zealand team in 2018. She has also been a part of the T20 World Cup.

Returned after illness and then retired

Around the year 2020, she was suffering from a disease called RED-S, so she was out of the field for 2 years. However, she made a comeback in 2023 after hard work. On the retirement of this star player, New Zealand team coach Ben Sears said, I thank Bernie for her contribution to the New Zealand women’s team. There is no doubt that she will continue to change people’s lives with her work.

How has Bernardine Bezuidenhout’s cricket career been?

Bernardine Bezuidenhout has scored 291 runs in 20 ODIs at an average of 19. He also scored 1 fifty. He also took 11 catches behind the wicket. He did 1 stumping. At the same time, he has scored 299 runs in 29 T20 matches at an average of 13. He took 7 catches and also did 3 stumpings.