New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum has announced his retirement from the international game.
McCullum made his announcement in Christchurch on Tuesday where the Black Caps are about to start their One Day series against Sri Lanka.
McCullum will stay on as captain until after the two test series against Australia in February.
The 34-year-old McCullum holds the record for the highest test score by a New Zealander, the only player to have scored a triple century having made 302 against India last year.
Brendon McCullum is the only New Zealander to have scored a triple test century.
McCullum was hoping to follow in the footsteps of former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and not make it official until after he’d played his final game.
However, NZ Cricket had to announce the naming of their squad for the World Twenty 20 competition in India forced.
McCullum said “I love playing cricket for New Zealand but all good things must come to an end and I’ve had a great time at the top of international sport.”
His replacement is set to be Kane Williamson.
Williamson will lead the Black Caps at the Twenty20 World Cup in March.