Wellington: Blockbusting batsman and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Tuesday he will retire from all international cricket after the Test series against Australia in February.
His 101st and last Test will be the second Test against Australia which starts in his home town, Christchurch, on February 20.
McCullum, 34, said his retirement meant he would not be in the New Zealand team to be named soon for the World Twenty20 in India from March 8 to April 3.
“Ideally, I would have preferred to wait until after the Test in Christchurch to make this news public,” he said.
“However, the schedule for naming the ICC World T20 squads means I couldn`t have managed this without causing a lot of confusion and speculation, something I was keen to avoid.”
However the big-hitter, with a Test best innings of 302 and co-holder of the world record of 100 Test sixes with Australian Adam Gilchrist, said now was not the time for him to dwell on his achievements.
“There`s a time and place for reflection and that`s at the end of your career,” he said.
Kane Williamson, whose unbeaten century steered New Zealand to victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Hamilton on Monday, was immediately confirmed by New Zealand officials as the new captain for the World Twenty20.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Sign me up for the newsletter!
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
Swiggy hosts ‘Gigabytes’, its first Hyperlocal Innovation Summit focused on solving convenience for the Next Billion
Making Photos And Videos Appealing Is Important For High Instagram Engagement
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Afro Bros, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha team up for reggaeton summer slammer ‘Instagram’
ASCI UPHELD COMPLAINTS AGAINST 299 ADVERTISEMENTS OUT OF 489. 151 OTHER ADVERTISEMENTS PROMPTLY WITHDRAWN, 39 WERE NOT OBJECTIONABLE
Snapdeal launches Dhanteras e-store
2014 The Global Indian New Network (TGINN)