• In addition, at that time, he had the most number of fifties, centuries, sixes and fours in the shortest format of the game.• In February 2014, Mc Cullum became the first Kiwi to score a triple ton (302 off 559 deliveries) in test cricket, achieving the feat against a balanced team like India. Mc Cullum has a unique tattoo covering his upper arm and shoulder.
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Mc Cullum made his Test debut against South Africa in 2004 and has not missed a Test since.
The big-hitting Dunedin-born batsman and former wicketkeeper will become the first man to play 100 successive Tests when he leads the Black Caps in the first Test against Australia in Wellington on February 12, before making the second and final match of the series - in Christchurch, starting on February 20 - his last for his country.
The 34-year-old had wanted to wait until after his final match to make the announcement, but communicated the decision earlier than planned due to the imminent naming of the Black Caps' ICC World Twenty20 squad.
"I've loved my opportunity to play for, and captain the Black Caps, but all good things have to come to an end, and I'm just grateful for the wonderful experience of playing for my country." Kane Williamson will skipper New Zealand at the World Twenty20 in India, which gets under way on March 8.