Brendon McCullum to Retire from all Forms of Cricket after Global T20 Canada

Published 08/05/2019, 12:56 PM EDT
Brendon McCullum to retire from all forms of cricket


Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday (August 5). The 37 year old took to twitter to announce that he will retire after the Global T20 Canada.

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“It is with pride and satisfaction that I am today announcing my retirement from all cricket following the conclusion of GT20 in Canada

Having retired from international cricket in 2016, he continued to play in a few T20 leagues around the world. He participated in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League last year and this year he took part in the Euro T20 Slam,” he mentioned in a tweet.

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He retired from the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year and announced his retirement from Big Bash League earlier this year.

McCullum is currently playing in the Canadian Global T20, after which he told he would retire completely from playing professional cricket of any kind.

He was recently in the news for a quickfire 36 in the Global T20 league in Canada for Toronto Nationals against Brampton Wolves.

He hinted that he would be involved with cricket in commentary and coaching roles. He is currently the batting coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, and has been involved in commentary stints.

“The next chapter both in media and coaching will challenge me further,” he said. ” I am sad to leave playing the game I love behind, but  am excited about what the future holds.”

“I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to my family, friends, teammates, coaches, administrators, media and fans who’ve supported me and enabled me to take the opportunities I’ve been given.”

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“It’s been one hell of a ride but I’ve always maintained all good things must come to an end,” he concluded.

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Brendon McCullum also enjoyed a good career with New Zealand for a span of 14 years that saw him play 101 Test matches, 260 ODIs and 71 T20Is.

 

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Saketh Kandadai

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