Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Monday announced his retirement from all cricket with the ongoing Global T20 tournament in Canada being his final assignment. One of the faces of modern-day cricket, the 37-year-old McCullum captained New Zealand to the 2015 World Cup final, where they were beaten by Australia.
The keeper-batsman had played as a Twenty20 specialist around the world in recent years, having retired from international cricket in 2016. England’s World Cup-winning captain, Eoin Morgan also took inspiration from McCullum’s positive and fearless captaincy approach.
"As much as I am proud of what I've achieved in my 20-year professional career - more than I ever could have dreamed of when I first entered the game - I have felt the drive to keep going harder to maintain in recent months," he said in a statement posted on Twitter.
McCullum retired from international cricket in 2016 after playing 101 Tests, 260 ODIs and 71 T20Is for New Zealand since 2004. He scored 6453 runs in Tests with 12 hundred and 31 fifties while in ODIs, he amassed 6083 runs with the help of 5 centuries and 32 half-centuries. In the shortest format, he made 2140 runs at 35.66 with two tons.