If cricket has a brand for fearless aggressive and boldness, Brendon McCullum would definitely be the brand ambassador for it. One of the most attacking players to play the wonderful game bidded farewell after playing his final One-Day International against Australia.
His career would certainly be considered as the career of one of the finest limited over players ever.
The style of coming down the wicket and smashing the bowlers out of the ground was one of the finest experiments Baz had brought in to the game of cricket. With a total of 260 matches under his belt, McCullums ability to maintain a strike rate of 96 has certainly shown his potential in terms of aggressiveness.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 07: Brendon McCullum of New Zealand celebrates his 200 run double century during day two of the First Test match between New Zealand and India at Eden Park
In terms of his captaincy, Baz was the first Kiwi captain to lead his team to the World Cup finals.
His brilliance as a skipper was in display as he took down a strong Aussie side in the group stages of the ICC World Cup 2015 and maintained the attacking style of play regardless of the situation. With two centuries in his career, McCullum is the highest run scorer in limited over cricket.
As far as Sri Lankans are concerned, this humble cricketer would always be remembered for showing compassion on young Akila Dhananjaya after he was hit firmly on the eye. Refusing to take the second run, he rushed towards Akila to see if he was alright.