Brendon McCullum has called time on his international career. McCullum has been one of the most successful wicketkeeper-batsman in cricket history. Post his retirement; Brendon McCullum was heaped with a lot of tributes which he truly deserves.
Here’s what teammates and other current and former cricketing stars had to say about McCullum post his retirement.
David Warner: He is going to leave a big hole experience-wise in that team. Cricket is losing a true gentleman from the sport.
Sanjay Manjrekar: Retire when people say, “Are you kidding me?” Brendon McCullum’s philosophy on retirements.
MS Dhoni: He tries to entertain everyone from the very first ball. I was fortunate to share the dressing room with him.
Sachin Tendulkar: Head held high you walk into retirement, Baz, Congrats on the fantastic career. Ever on the front foot to entertain, enjoyed watching you!
Martin Guptill: End of an era. Been a great privilege to play with Baz, over the last 7 years. Going to miss…
Kane Williamson: He taught us to be humble and understand that there’s more to life than a win or a loss. He brought back the old-school mentality where, if you happened to win, you invite the opposition into the sheds for a beer, or if you lost, make an effort to go to the opposition dressing room and do the same.
Faf du Plessis: Well done Brendon McCullum on an amazing career. You have always played the game in the right way. Great talent and even better guy.
Tom Moody: New Zealand say goodbye to Baz McCullum in real style, the style he introduced to this talented group. Bold, aggressive & fearless!
(Compiled by staff correspondent)