McCullum announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is set to bid goodbye from all forms of cricket after the Global T20  in Canada.

Brendon McCullum in action for Brisbane Heat
Brendon McCullum, who is currently playing in the Global T20 tournament in Canada has confirmed that he will retire from all forms of cricket after this tournament. He has confirmed that he will no longer be part of the Global T20 League and the Euro T20 Slam.

McCullum’s farewell statement:

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“It is with great pride and satisfaction that I am today announcing my retirement from all cricket. I now won’t be playing in the Euro T20 Slam and I thank the organisers for their support and understanding. As much as I am proud of what I’ve achieved in my 20-year professional career – more than ever I could have dreamt of when I first entered the game – I have felt the drive to keep going harder to maintain in recent months. My style of cricket has been full of noise, full throttle.

From Culling Park to Lord’s and everything in between, there have been some wonderful memories. Unfortunately, the sacrifices needed and commitment required to play that kind of cricket have now become too great. I owe it to myself and the teams I represent to close that chapter rather than just plough on regardless of what I know to be true.”

McCullum featured in 370 T20 matches – scoring 9922 runs at a strike rate of 136.49. He played 101 Tests, 260 ODIs and 71 T20Is and was instrumental in turning New Zealand into a world-beating side.

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