24 Dec 2009

Bond not bitter about losing two years of Tests

1:04 pm on 24 December 2009

Fast bowler Shane Bond maintains he bears no resentment towards New Zealand Cricket for denying him the chance to have two more years at the top of the game.

Bond's announced his retirement from Test cricket after making a one-Test comeback against Pakistan last month after a two-year absence while he was involved with the rebel ICL Twenty20 competition in India.

He showed he was still a class act by taking eight wickets in his last Test, but suffered an abdominal muscle injury which ruled out him out of the rest of the series, and he'll play out his career in limited overs competitions.

Bond says he's not bitter and enjoyed his time in India where he was able to spend more time with his family and made good money.

He says he's done everything he can to prepare for Test cricket but unfortunately his body's just not up to and that's just sport.

Bond made his debut in 2001 but played just 18 Tests and took 87 wickets.