Brendon McCullum retired from international cricket in 2015 © AFP
Brendon McCullum retired from international cricket in 2015 © AFP

Former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum slammed 110 off 85 during Middlesex’s match against Glamorgan at Cardiff on Tuesday. McCullum, who plays for Middlesex under the captaincy of countryman James Franklin, helped his side post 294 for 7 in 50 overs. In reply, Glamorgan fell short of 28 runs. It was the List A Match. The two sides were playing were playing for South Group. Along with McCullum, Dawid Malan, who has received his first England call in the one-off T20I against Sri Lanka, smashed 70 off 88 and the majority of runs were scored by these two for Middlesex. READ: Brendon McCullum delivers MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture: Full transcript

Glamorgan’s chase of 295, the top-order gave their side a flying start but failed to convert that knock into a big one. The middle-order batsman Colin Ingram top-scored for the losing side with 85 off 73 and had he continued in the innings, the result could have gone the other way around.  However, the star of the evening was easily McCullum.

The Former New Zealand skipper was at his destructive best smashing 11 boundaries and five sixes. This innings of his brought back numerous memories of the occasions when McCullum did similar heroics for his country New Zealand. The home series against Australia where both sides played Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs), was his last appearance for New Zealand. McCullum finished his international career with 6,453 Test runs from 101 matches and 6,083 ODI runs from 260 matches.

Under his captaincy, the Black Caps played their first-ever ICC Cricket World Cup final in 2015. Sadly for him and the entire nation, they lost the final to the co-hosts, Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).