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Former Kiwi skipper McCullum retires

Former Kiwi skipper McCullum retires

McCullum will end his career after the current Global T20 Canada tournament and he intends to go into coaching. The 37-year-old retired from the international game in early 2016 having played 101 Tests, 260 ODIs and 71 T20 internationals.

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Monday (Aug 5) announced his retirement from all cricket with the Global T20 tournament in Canada being his final assignment. 

McCullum is plying his trade for the Toronto Nationals in the inaugural edition of the T20 tournament in Canada. He will quit all cricket after the tournament ends on Aug 11. 

He won't be taking part in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam which is slated to begin from Aug 30.

McCullum retired from international cricket in 2016 after playing 101 Tests, 260 ODIs and 71 T20I for New Zealand since 2004. 

He scored 6453 runs in the longest format at an average of 38.64 with 12 hundreds and 31 fifties while in the 50-over format he amassed 6083 runs at 30.41 including 5 centuries and 32 half-centuries. 

In the shortest format he made 2140 runs at 35.66 with two tons.

McCullum had already quit playing in the Indian Premier League after going unsold int he auction in December last year and retired from the Big Bash League in February this year. He was later roped in as the batting coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in July.

- Source: News websites