Former cricketer Brendon McCullum is considered one of New Zealand’s most successful batsmen and team captains. He became the first Kiwi cricketer to score a triple hundred in a test match with his 302 runs against India in 2014.
The same year, he also became the first New Zealander to score more than 1000 test runs in a calendar year — a record that was overtaken by his colleague, Kane Williamson, in 2015. McCullum was also the former record holder for the highest individual score in a Twenty20 International match, and for having the second highest score in all Twenty20 cricket. He officially retired from all cricketing pursuits in 2016.