New Delhi: New Zealand's trailblazing skipper Brendon McCullum on Tuesday shocked the cricketing world with his retirement announcement.
The wicketkeeper-batsman will retire in February, after he competes in his 101st career Test.
What is baffling is why the explosive opener opted to call it quits a month before the ICC World T20 in India.
Considering his pedigree in the shortest format of the game, McCullum's decision to bow out ahead of the all-important tournament comes as a surprise.
Here is what the 34-year-old had to say about his impending retirement from cricket.
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