Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum said that “all good things must come to an end” after he went unsold in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction.
McCullum, who has scored an unbeaten 158 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first edition of the cash-rich league, didn’t find any bidder at the IPL auction in Jaipur.
Speaking to Radio Sport, the Kiwi also hinted towards his retirement from all forms of cricket in near future.
“That’s the way things go sometimes. I’ve been very lucky, I’ve had 11 seasons in the IPL and at some stage you need to transition away from the playing stuff,” Brendon McCullum was quoted as saying.
“All good things must come to an end, and I was very delighted to see some of the Kiwi boys got picked up. I’m certainly not too worried about it; it’s the way the game goes sometimes. I certainly wish the other boys all the best and you never know, you just never know what might unfold in the future,” McCullum added.
The Kiwi cricketer had played for Virat Kohli-led RCB in the last season but he failed in scoring big runs for the team. The 37-year-old has played 109 IPL matches and scored 2,881 runs at an average of 27.70.