Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum brought down curtains on his glorious career at the age of 37. The legendary batsman retired from international cricket in 2016 but has continued to play in Twenty20 leagues around the world, most recently in Canada. He was due to play in the Euro T20 Slam but has advised organizers of his decision to retire. Thus his participation in the ongoing Global T20 Canada will be his last professional appearance as a cricketer.
McCullum will go down in history as one of the greatest cricketers to have donned the New Zealand jersey. Before retiring in 2016, he played in 101 Tests, 260 One-Day Internationals and 71 Twenty20 Internationals. He registered 6,453 Test runs, including 12 centuries, and averaged 38.64 – he is third on New Zealand’s all-time list of highest Test run-scorers. He will be best remembered for his captaincy that saw New Zealand make it to the World Cup final for the first time in 2015.
Brendon McCullum was always in demand for the T20 leagues across the world since blasting 158 in the first-ever IPL game in 2008. Since then he has plied his trade across the world. He is one of the most experienced T20 players in the history of the game. The New Zealander has played 370 T20s and has scored nearly 10,000 runs.
Chris Lynn’s message for bash bro:
As soon as Brendon McCullum announced his retirement, tributes came pouring in from all corners. But perhaps Chris Lynn’s tweet is the best of the lot. Lynn and McCullum forged a fiery partnership in the Big Bash League for Brisbane Heat and were fondly called Bash Brothers. Taking a hilarious dig at McCullum’s short stature, Lynn took to Twitter to wish his former teammate.
“Congrats on your career Bash Bro it’s been a absolute pleasure @Bazmccullum,” wrote Lynn while posting the following picture.
— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) August 7, 2019
In reply, McCullum did not make any comment but just posted a couple of emojis.
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) August 7, 2019
McCullum was a foundation signing for the Heat in 2011. However, he became a regular member of the team only after retiring in 2016. He announced his retirement from Big Bash League earlier this year. Before that, he played 34 matches for the Heat, scoring 920 runs with nine half-centuries. He also led the team in two seasons.
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