Brendon McCullum announced his retirement from all forms of cricket and the player has confirmed that he will no longer be part of the Global T20 League and the Euro T20 Slam.
Former Black Caps Captains has retired from international cricket in the year 2016 and confirmed to quit after Toronto Nationals final league game against Montreal Tigers.
“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 organizers for their support and understanding.” – Brendon McCullum said.
“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 plow on regardless of what I know to be true.” – He added.
Brendon has given clarity about his next step after his cricketing life – “The next chapter, both in media and coaching, will challenge me further,” McCullum said.
And he ended by saying – “I am sad to leave playing the game I love behind, but I am excited about what the future holds. It’s been one hell of a ride but I’ve always maintained that all good things must come to an end.”
Brendon McCullum has played 370 T20 matches and scored 9922 runs at a strike rate of 136.49 and played 101 test matches, 260 ODI’s and 71 T20’s for New Zealand and contributed his crucial runs and captained the side and was one of the key players for the New Zealand Squad.