Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand skipper, has decided to hang his boots from all forms of cricket. McCullum has decided to move away from the game after the conclusion of the ongoing Global Canada T20 League. The former Kiwis captain is currently plying on his trade in the second edition of the league for Toronto Nationals, which is led by former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh.
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In fact, McCullum had called it a day on his international career just after he had led New Zealand to the final of the 2015 World Cup. However, the attacking batsman was seen playing for different franchises in T20 leagues across the globe. Subsequently, McCullum has confirmed that the ongoing Global Canada T20 League will be his swansong tournament and he won’t take part in the Euro Slam.
McCullum bids adieu to all forms.
In fact, McCullum has played two out of the five matches Toronto Nationals has played in the ongoing season. The right-hander has scored 40 runs in the two innings he has opened for the franchise.
Brendon McCullum had a fine career for New Zealand as he played 101 Test matches for the Kiwis. The former wicket-keeper bat amassed 6453 runs at an average of 38.64. His best performance in the Test matches came against India when he scored a brilliant knock of 302 runs. McCullum scored his Test runs at an impressive strike rate of 64.6.
Furthermore, the combative batsman played 260 One Day Internationals for the Blackcaps. The right-hander accumulated 6083 runs at an average of 30.41 and strike rate of 96.37. He scored five centuries and 32 fifties for the Kiwis.
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Moreover, McCullum savored great success in the shortest form of the game. The swashbuckling right-hander scored 1571 runs in 71 T20 Internationals at an impressive average of 35.67 and at a blistering strike rate of 136.22. He also played 109 IPL matches in which he scored 2880 runs.
Here is McCullum’s tweet:
It’s been real… pic.twitter.com/sdCqLZTDz6
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) August 5, 2019