Newzealand Skipper Brendon McCullum will retire from all forms of Cricket game. He will play one last series before bidding farewell to the International cricket. He will retire after played the home series against Australia. He will not play ICC World Cup 2016, so Kane williamson will lead Newzealand team at ICC World Cup 2016.
Ideally, I would have preferred to wait until after the ANZ Test in Christchurch to make this news public. However, the schedule for naming the ICC World T20 squads means I could not have managed this without causing a lot of confusion and speculation – something I was keen to avoid. I’ve loved my opportunity to play for, and captain the Black Caps, but all good things have to come to an end, and I’m just grateful for the wonderful experience of playing for my country,” he said at a press conference in Christchurch on Tuesday. ‘All good things have to come to an end’ – McCullum
McCullum will retire after played 101 consecutive tests – a unique record of not missing a single test in between. It is one of the Cricket’s unbreakable records.
McCullum made his Test debut against South Africa in 2004 and he has scored 6,273 runs in his 99 Tests including 11 centuries with an average of 38.48. He is Newzealand’s second highest scorer for Tests after former captain Stephen Fleming (7,172).
He is the first Newzealand player to score 300+ runs in test cricket. He scored 302 runs against India in wellington. He has hit 100 runs in test cricket and he need to hit one more six in test cricket to register the most sixes in the longest format of cricket.
Under McCullum, Newzealand reached finals in World Cup 2015, But unfortunately they lost the match. With his amazing captaincy and aggressive captaincy, he earned more fans all over the world.
He has scored 5,909 runs at an average of 30.30 in 254 one-day internationals, and 2,140 runs at 35.66 in 71 T20 internationals.