Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has decided to hang boots after the ongoing Big Bash League. The 37-year-old dashing batsman suggested that he wanted to continue his journey in the game with a coaching role.
McCullum, who is currently playing for Australian BBL side Brisbane Heat, informed his teammates about his retirement on Sunday night after a six-wicket victory over Adelaide Strikers.
The Heat's final match against Melbourne Stars on Friday is likely to be the last game for McCullum as well in the league.
However, the Kiwi batsman, also known by the nickname Brash said he will continue playing in other T20 leagues before beginning his career as a coach.
“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,” he said.
McCullum, who played his last international ODI and Test in February 2016, has been associated with Heat since 2011. He has scored 920 runs in 34 appearances and hit nine half-centuries.
“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," he said.
Having scored an impressive 6083 runs in 260 ODI matches, McCullum carved his name in cricket world with his unorthodox batting technique.