Brendon McCullum is set to retire from cricket after the Global T20 Canada. He has been one of the most explosive batsmen in the T20 format.
McCullum played 370 T20 matches in which he scored 9922 runs, including seven centuries and 55 half-centuries and ended his cricketing career as second-highest run-scorer in the T20 format. He represented 27 teams in various T20 leagues across the world.
The fans won't forget Brendon McCullum for his impressive T20 performances throughout his career. He will be joining as a head coach of Trinbago Knight Riders and assistant coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in CPL and IPL respectively.
Let us have a look at his top 5 T20 knocks.
#5 116* off 56, New Zealand vs Australia, 2010, Christchurch
Brendon McCullum's knock of 116* against Australia will be one of his destructive performances to be remembered forever. It was his maiden T20I century. He scored it against the feared pace attack of Australia which had Dirk Nannes, Shaun Tait and Ryan Harris.
McCullum's half-century came in just 33 balls. He scored rest of the 65 runs off 23 balls. His knock includes 12 fours and eight sixes. One of the special moments of this performance was that he played scoop shot of Shaun Tait's ball, which was over 150 kph and it went for a six.
Baz carried the bat throughout the innings, and New Zealand scored 214/6. They won the match by defeating Australia in the super over. He won the man of the match award for his century.
#4 103* off 54, Otago vs Northern Districts, 2012, Hamilton
Brendon McCullum played for Otago in 2012 edition of HRV Cup. It was one of the most elegant centuries in his T20 career. He scored against the bowling attack like Tim Southee, Daniel Vettori, Scott Styris and Trent Boult.
Otago was set to chase the target of 188. He came to bat in the second over when Hamish Rutherford was run-out for a duck. He scored an unbeaten 103 which includes seven fours and eight sixes.
Brendon, along with Hamish Rutherford, chased the target in just 17.2 overs and Otago won the game by nine wickets.