Brendon McCullum has not just been another successful cricketer, but also a great ambassador for the game. Under McCullum’s inspiring captaincy, the Blackcaps have been at their all time high and have looked like a completely different side in his leadership. As McCullum warms up for his final test series against Australia, he sounds nostalgic on his 14 years of international cricket experience.
McCullum clearly considers the last 15-20 tests he has led New Zealand in, as the best moments of his international career. “The last 15 or 20 Tests have been an incredible part of my life, the changes that we’ve been able to make, the evolution of the environment and the performances we have started to put up,” McCullum said on the eve of his milestone. “You look back with a sense of pride in what you’ve been able to achieve with a group of guys,” he said.
McCullum will create yet another record as he steps out to lead New Zealand in the first test at the Basin Reserve. McCullum will become the first ever test player to play 100 games without missing even a single one. “And to be able to play 100 straight Tests as well, I’m pretty proud of the longevity and being able to overcome not only injuries and but also the toughness of touring and the ups and downs of performance, and still being able to get back up off the canvas and still warrant place in team. That’s something I can look back on with a bit of pride,” he added.