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By S Vikram | Aug 06, 2019 10:42 AM

New Zeland’s wicket-keeper batsman and one one of the crowd’s favourite cricketers, Brendon McCullum has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. He had a fantastic career spanning over 20 years in cricket. He was the former leading run-scorer in T20 International cricket and one of the two batsmen to have scored 2000 runs in T20s apart from Martin Guptill.

NZ Brendon McCullum retires from all forms of cricket

Bazz released a statement via his Twitter handle announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket after the conclusion of the GT20 cricket in Canada. "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 - I have felt the drive to keep going harder to maintain in recent months," wrote McCullum in his retirement statement.

Indian Cricket Fans could not forget his roller coaster ride in the very first match of the inception of Indian Premier League (IPL) in which he scored a brilliant 156 runs. Bazz’s fearsome cricket also includes his fastest-ever Test Hundred in his last match of the red-ball cricket. McCullum also played for other IPL teams including Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

The International Cricket Council shared a writeup along with the video of Brendon McCullum’s compilation of great innings in ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup.

"I look back with pride over the way I've played the game and what I've achieved. "With New Zealand we broke boundaries and established a style of play that earned us respect across the world. In T20 cricket, I've enjoyed so many varied challenges, I can leave the game knowing I left no stone unturned." Said the entertaining Bazz.