New Zealand Captain Brendon McCullum Hints at ODI Retirement

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 | 0
Will Brendon McCullum retire from ODI cricket? (photo: cricket country)

Will Brendon McCullum retire from ODI cricket? (photo: cricket country)

Rumors are rife that New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum might hang up his boots from One-Day International cricket to direct his focus onto Test cricket, according to local media reports.

Fresh from leading his side to a runner-up finish (l. to Australia) at the World Cup 2015, McCullum divulged that some of his teammates could announce their retirement soon, as they don’t want pull away any sort of headlines from World Champions Australia for a few days.

“There may be guys within our group who will retire,” McCullum was quoted as saying by “We’ll let the dust settle on this one and we certainly won’t try to grab any headlines over the next couple of days, because they belong to Australia and they deserve that.”

Graciously accepting their defeat, the aggressive opener added: “We’ll let the dust settle, we’ll be gracious in defeat, and then we’ll work a plan over the next couple of days for the guys who may look to retire.

“It’s the right thing to allow Australia to bask in the glory of this success.”

With left-arm orthodox spinner Daniel Vettori already set to retire, the other name to quit ODI cricket might just be that of McCullum, who would want to budge his focus onto the longest format of the game.



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