Nathan McCullum retires from international cricket

McCullum, who played 84 ODIs and 63 T20Is for New Zealand, had announced last year that he would retire from all forms of cricket at the end of New Zealand cricket season.

Nathan McCullum (left) with younger brother Brendon (centre) during ICC World Cup 2015.   -  Getty Images

Nathan McCullum followed the footsteps of his younger brother Brendon as the New Zealand all-rounder retired from all forms of cricket after his side was beaten by England in the ICC World T20 2016 semi-final at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi today. Read: >Rampaging Roy steers England into final









McCullum, who played 84 ODIs and 63 T20Is for New Zealand, had announced last year that he would retire from all forms of cricket at the end of New Zealand cricket season. Earlier, his younger brother, Brendon, retired from all forms of cricket ahead of the ICC World T20 2016, after leading the side to ICC World Cup 2015 final in Australia last year. His team-mates took to Twitter to wish him on his successful career.









Last year in October he revealed: "I don’t want to make a big song and dance about it, but it’s time to start thinking about the next phase of my life. I’ve got the sense that the end of this season is the right time to call it quits in international cricket.”