New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has announced that he will retire from all forms of international cricket in February 2016 after the two Test-match series against Australia.
The 34-year-old big-hitter told a news conference in Christchurch a day after his team won the Test series against Sri Lanka 2-0.
New Zealand’s 25-year-old batsman Kane Williamson will be the man to step in for McCullum to lead the team.
McCullum has scored 6,273 runs in 99 Tests with 11 hundreds and 31 half-centuries. While he scored 2140 runs in 71 T20 internationals with two centuries.
Here is how Twitter reacts to McCullum’s announcement..
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 22, 2015
The news of the World T20 without McCullum makes my breakfast seem without salt, the tea weak and the milk spoilt.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) December 22, 2015
Brendon McCullum has been good for cricket and he has enriched it. In doing so he has raised the esteem his country’s cricket is held in.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 22, 2015
Brendon McCullum started out a prodigy, emerged as a fighter and will retire as a statesman
— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) December 22, 2015