After New Zealand’s glorious run at the World Cup 2019, their batting coach Craig McMillan has stepped down from his post. Notably, the former New Zealand batsman had already announced in February this year that he won’t be extending the stint with the national squad.

McMillan took to Twitter to pour his heart out. The 42-year-old said that he was proud to work with the entire Kiwi team. He also called them a special group who continue to achieve the highest level with humility and sportsmanship.

“Now that my time as batting coach has finished with the @BLACKCAPS I wanted to say how proud I am to have had 5 years working with the various players & support staff. They are a special group who continue to achieve at the highest level with humility,sportsmanship & do NZ proud (sic),” tweeted the former coach.

Under McMillan, New Zealand made it twice to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup. However, both the times the team ended as runners-up losing to Australia (2015) and England (2019).

McMillan played 55 Tests, 197 one-day internationals (ODIs) and eight Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) donning the black jersey. The right-handed batsman devoted a decade of his life playing for New Zealand from 1997 to 2007.