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It is every player’s dream to represent his country. The first match for a player is always an emotional moment. A particular player is always delighted to make his maiden appearance after years of hard work at the domestic level. However, playing the swansong is always a different feeling altogether. In fact, there are players who could have played more but choose to hang their boots from International Cricket.

Consequently, they sent shocking waves in the cricket world even when the age was not their Achilles Heel. Thus, we take a look at five players who retired early from International cricket.

Brendon McCullum

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, India vs Windies 2018
Brendon McCullum. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Brendon McCullum called it a day when at the age of 34 years. McCullum was at the top of his fitness and it came as a shock when he announced his retirement from International Cricket. In fact, McCullum still comes up with a brilliant acrobatic display in the ongoing Big Bash League while playing for Brisbane Heat.

The former New Zealand skipper always played the game in the right spirit. He was the epitome of the gentlemen’s game and always held the sportsman spirit of the game. The combative right-hander played 101 Test match, 260 ODIs and 71 T20Is for the Kiwis.

The pugnacious batsman scored 6453 runs in red ball version, 6083 runs in 50-overs format and 2140 runs in T20I career. McCullum played his last match against Australia in February 2016.

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