New Zealand Cricket on Monday retired spin legend Daniel Vettori's jersey no. 11 as a mark of respect to the much-admired former captain's achievements. This decision was in accordance with the cricket board's existing policy wherein any player who represents New Zealand in a minimum of 200 One-day Internationals (ODIs) have their jersey numbers retired.
Vettori has scalped 305 wickets while representing New Zealand in 291 ODIs. With the bat, he scored 2253 runs, including four fifties. The 40-year-old left-arm spinner has played 113 Tests for New Zealand, in which he picked up 362 wickets and amassed 4,531 runs with the bat, including six centuries and 23 half-centuries.
Vettori, who is the leading wicket-taker for the Kiwis, had called it a day in 2015 just after the conclusion of that year's World Cup. He captained New Zealand between 2007 and 2011. He is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3,000 runs.