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McCullum retires from all cricket

McCullum retires from all cricket”

Legendary New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum on Monday announced his decision to retire from all formats of the game at the end of the ongoing Global Canada T20 League, bringing down the curtains on an illustrious career.

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

McCullum retired from worldwide cricket in 2016 but has continued to play in Twenty20 leagues around the world, most recently in Canada.

He was due to play for Glasgow Giants in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam later this month. Eoin Morgan Admits Brendon McCullum's Innings in 2015 Helped England Triumph in ICC CWC 2019.

He will continue coaching and commentating after joining the Sky Sport commentary team for the upcoming summer.

Brendon McCullum had a fine career for New Zealand as he played 101 Test matches for the Kiwis.

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New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum looks on during a training session at Lord's cricket ground in London, Britain, May 15, 2013.

"As much as I am proud of what I've achieved in my 20-year professional career more than I ever could have dreamed of when I first entered the game. From Culling Park to Lord's and everything in between, there have been some wonderful memories", added McCullum in his letter posted on his social media pages.

"It's been one hell of a ride but I've always maintained all good things must come to an end", he concluded. "I am sad to leave playing the game I love behind, but I am excited about what the future holds". He will thus not be participating in the Euro T20 League.

"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".

It was in the shortest format that McCullum was most sought after and he represented a number of Indian Premier League teams including Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

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