Luke Ronchi
(New Zealand Cricketer)

Luke Ronchi is a former New Zealand cricketer who has also represented Australia on the international level. He is the first player ever to represent two countries at international level. Ronchi was part of the New Zealand World Cup side which finished as runners-up in the 2015 Cricket World Cup after getting outplayed by Australia, Ronchi’s former country.

Ronchi is well-known for scoring quick runs on the field. He broke the record for the fastest domestic one-day ton in Australian cricket on 7 February 2007. Ronchi opened for New South Wales and he scored his maiden century off 56 deliveries beating the previous record held by Adam Vogues. He debuted as a wicket-keeper for Western Australia in January 2002. For two years from 2007- 2009 he served as Australia’s second-choice wicket-keeper and played several matches for Australia A.

In February 201, Luke Ronchi announced that he was planning to return to New Zealand and he made his ODI debut for New Zealand.

Ronchi announced retirement from International cricket on 21 June 2017. Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum hailed Ronchi as someone who ’embodied all that is important for New Zealand cricket culture. He called him someone who was selfless, humble and hardworking.

 

Luke Ronchi
Nickname:Rock, Roncs, Wonky Donkey
Profession:New Zealand Cricketer (Wicketkeeper Batsman)
Biography
Autobiography:NA
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Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):180 cm
Weight (approx.):80 kg
Eye Colour:Hazel Grey
Hair Colour:Brown
Tattoos:None
Personal Life
Date of Birth:23 April 1981
Age (as on 2018):37 years
Birth Place:Dannevirke, New Zealand
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Scorpion
Nationality:New Zealand
School:Kent Street Senior High School
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Family
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Religion:Christianity
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Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:29 May 2015, New Zealand vs England
ODI:27 June 2008, Australia vs West Indies
T20I: 15 October 2008, Australia vs West Indies
Jersey Number:54 for New Zealand and 34 for Australia
Domestic/State Team:Perth Scorchers, Wellington, New Zealand XI, New Zealand A, Australia A, Mumbai Indians, Hampshire Cricket Board, New Zealand, Australia.
Nature on the field:Agressive
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Records and Awards
  • Luke Ronchi was the only player to have represented two ICC Member nations since Kepler Wessels.
  • Luke Ronchi played for New Zealand World Cup side that finished runner-ups in the 2015 Cricket World Cup after getting outplayed by Australia, Ronchi’s former country.
  • Ronchi is renowned for his unique ability to score quick runs. On 7 February 2007, he surpassed the record for the fastest domestic One Day century in Australian cricket.
Preferences
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Car Collection:Ferrari V8
Favourite Musicians/Singers:Not Known
Favourite Destinations:Not Known
Smoking/Alcohol:Not Known
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Shaan Ronchi
WifeShaan Ronchi

Marriage Date:Not Known
Children:Not Known
Earnings
Net Worth:$2.5 million.
Controversies

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Lesser Known Facts

  • In February 2012, Luke Ronchi revealed his plans to return to New Zealand so that he could qualify for the national team.
  •  On 22 June, Ronchi announced his retirement from international cricket, but confirmed his availability for domestic cricket as he said that he would continue playing for Wellington and Leicestershire County.