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Tamas Oberoi, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Brendon McCullum a tremendous player,captain and athlete retired from international cricket on 24th Feb 2016 after his side’s 7 wicket loss Australia which gave visitors a 2-0 win.Before retiring he hits a blistering century in 54 balls breaking the record of fastest century by sir Viv Richards and Misbah-Ul-Haq and also the most number of sixes.
He was at the peak of his form when he made this decision.Under his captaincy New Zealand team has reached a new level and he brought that flare and culture to the team which has recently produced stars like Kane Williamson,Martin Guptill,Tim Southee.Not the most stylish of the players but his aggressive gameplay , able leadership and a team spirit brought crowd again to the ground.
Was retiring at the peak of his form a correct decision.According to McCullum yes,he did what was right for the team , after realizing his back injury last year he’ll not be able to contribute towards the team for a longer run and therefore leaving the field was a correct decision at this point.
McCullum was truly one of his kind player and it will be very difficult to bring that flare with such responsibility and team spirit again in New Zealand’s cricket