Watching the World Test Championship final with a nervous trepidation, former skipper Brendon McCullum feared that the Black Caps may yet again come close but would not win a world title.

However, McCullum’s joy knew no bounds when Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor took New Zealand past the finish line to be crowned the first ever World Test Champions.

New Zealand handed India an eight-wicket defeat in the rain-affected final to lift the inaugural WTC mace in Southampton on Wednesday.

McCullum was thrilled that the side’s maiden title has come in the traditional format.

“They’ve been on a pretty amazing journey for the last few years and they’ve been so close to tasting the ultimate success,” McCullum told ‘SEN Radio’.

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