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All good things must come to an end: McCullum hints retirement after being unsold in IPL auction


Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who smacked a blistering 158* in the very first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) won’t feature in the next edition of the tournament.

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McCullum played 11 seasons in the IPL and played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the first edition. Then he went onto play for Gujrat Lions, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

But all things come to an end and so as McCullum’s career in the IPL as he remained unsold in the auction for the next year’s edition.

However, McCullum has no regrets and he felt delighted to see some of the Kiwi players getting picked up in the auction.

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McCullum told tvnz.co.nz

“That’s the way things go sometimes. I’ve been very lucky, I’ve had 11 seasons in the IPL and at some stage you need to transition away from the playing stuff.”

“All good things must come to an end, and I was very delighted to see some of the Kiwi boys got picked up. I’m certainly not too worried about it; it’s the way the game goes sometimes. I certainly wish the other boys all the best and you never know, you just never know what might unfold in the future.”

The former New Zealand skipper had a long career in the IPL where he played 109 matches and scored 2881 runs at an average of 27.70 and strike rate of 131.61. He played last season with the RCB where he played 6 matches and scored  127 runs at an average of 21.16, which was likely his last ever season in the IPL.

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