Mc Cullum describes himself as "brash" and that innings was the proof, but he has also been a key part of New Zealand's Test team since 2004. 7 and in his second series, entertained the crowd with 96 at Lord's.
For now, we want to help him prepare for the upcoming seven weeks with the minimum of distractions."Mc Cullum, who made his test debut against South Africa in Hamilton in 2004, initially forged a career as an explosive lower-order wicketkeeper batsman.
From his 99 tests to-date, Mc Cullum has amassed 6273 runs from 172 innings to be No 2 on the New Zealand test run-scorers of all time, behind former captain Stephen Fleming (7172 runs).
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New Zealand captain Brendon Mc Cullum will retire from all forms of international cricket at the end of the home series against Australia in February 2016.
The skipper scored 302 against India at the Basin Reserve in Wellington to make international headlines.
Mc Cullum came into the role of captain under controversial circumstances, with Ross Taylor being dropped as captain on the tour of South Africa by coach Mike Hesson.
"There's a time and place for reflection, and that's at the end of your career," he said."For now, I'll be giving all my attention to helping the team focus on what's coming up over the next few weeks – and making sure we're in the best possible shape for what's going to be a very challenging summer."New Zealand chief executive David White said the decision to announce Mc Cullum's plans on Tuesday was borne out of a desire to be transparent with the media and public and allow the team to focus on the home season.
"Given the questions likely to be raised when the ICC World T20 squad is announced, it was thought better to be upfront and explain the situation now," White said."We'll celebrate Brendon's wonderful contribution to New Zealand and world cricket at the end of the season.
A wicketkeeper-batsman, Mc Cullum has been used throughout the New Zealand batting order, but whenever he arrives at the crease it's impossible to look away.
He muscles balls over both sides of the field and was responsible for getting the IPL off to an electrifying start, lighting up the tournament's first match with 158 and showing what the format had to offer.
Mc Cullum, an inspirational skipper, will be remembered as one of New Zealand's best.