Brendon McCullum announces his retirement from Big Bash League as he eyes coaching career


Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has announced that he will be retiring from Australia’s Big Bash League.

McCullum who plays for Brisbane Heat told his teammates about his decision after his team secured a six-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers. He scored a quick 51-runs of 39 deliveries. He said he will now pursue his career as a coach.

He will make his final appearance in Big Bash League against Melbourne Stars in Gabba this Friday. He retired from all forms of international cricket back in 2016. Although he will keep playing in other T20 leagues around the world.

I will continue to play T20 cricket in 2019 in various competitions around the world and will then look to transition into a coaching career. The prospect of being able to transfer the skills, experience and leadership I have been lucky enough to bank over my long T20 and also international career into coaching is very exciting,” ICC quoted McCullum, as saying in a statement.

McCullum was unsold in this edition of Indian Premier League and also released from Pakistani Super League franchise last year. McCullum has been playing for the Heats for last eight years when he first joined the team in 2011.

I have absolutely loved playing for the Heat. The fans have been amazing with their support and I have enjoyed seeing the pleasure they get from coming to our matches and having fun. I have had a great time playing with my teammates, and it was a privilege to captain them. Coming into Brisbane each year before the start of the competition was always a highlight,” he said.

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