Brendon McCullum retirement: Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has announced retirement from T20s.
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will retire from T20s post the conclusion of the ongoing Global T20 League 2019 in Canada. Having made his T20 debut in 2005, McCullum will end a historic 14-year old career in the upcoming week.
In 370 T20s, McCullum has scored 9,922 runs at an average of 29.97 and a strike rate of 136.49 including seven centuries and 55 half-centuries. Including his stint with Toronto Nationals in the ongoing tournament, McCullum has played for a total of 20 T20 teams around the world.
It is worth mentioning that McCullum is the second-highest run-scorer in T20s. Only Universe Boss Chris Gayle (12,808) has scored more runs that McCullum in the format. Among most number of centuries in T20s, McCullum (7) is the joint-second on the list with Australia opening batsman David Warner.
Other than Gayle (987), McCullum (924) is the only batsman who has score more than 900 fours in the format. While there’s a drastic difference between Gayle (931) and McCullum (485) in the number of sixes hit, the latter is still the third-highest in this department as well.
The 37-year old cricketer has only played a couple of matches in the Global T20 League 2019. His 40 runs have come at an average of 20 and a strike rate of 148.14. With him hanging his boots now, a lot of fans will be eager to see the last sights of him batting in T20s.
Brendon McCullum retirement:
It’s been real… pic.twitter.com/sdCqLZTDz6
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) August 5, 2019
Thanks for all the entertainment, Baz.
We ABSOLUTELY LOVED your style of cricket! https://t.co/bOpvGTV4ek
— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 5, 2019
— SPN- Sports (@SPNSportsIndia) August 5, 2019
— Siddharth Singh (@siddharth_vsu) August 5, 2019
Baz…. one of the best striker of the ball!
That 158* in opening game of IPL 😇
Looking forward to see you as a coach now.#ThankYouBaz
— Manish Chavda (@IManish_77) August 5, 2019
We’ll miss you Baz!! You’re a legend.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra2) August 5, 2019
I’ll never forget my dad telling about this up and coming kid called Brendon McCullum who was (I was told) averaging 200 for the NZ U19 against South Africa. Thanks for the memories!
— Stephen Brockie 🇳🇿🏴 (@MoonshineNL) August 5, 2019
Well done on a great career , will miss your aggressive style of batting and captaincy… Always one of my favorite player ❤ you are a legend Bazz
— JATIN (@Alias_Jatin) August 5, 2019
All the best Baz, can’t wait to hear ure insights of the game from the commentary box, thank you for all the great memories and moments on the field
— Rohan Mitraa (@rohanmitraa) August 5, 2019
You are an amazing cricketer….one of the best fit player in international cricket
— बीन kumar..🇮🇳 (@valorbharat) August 5, 2019
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