Hmmm, I'm starting to get the feeling that McCullum was happy to bide his time as long as NZ were losing, because he knew that he was 1st cab off the rank for the captaincy job. However the win in SL, and the emergence of Southee promising more wins in the future probably made McCullum feel like he had to act if he was ever going to be captain.
It has to be noted that these are all still rumours, and that we shouldn't over-react. However, if this really was McCullum's attitude, I'm very disappointed that the NZC didn't tell him to go **** off to India. If there's one thing that the Ryder debacle has taught us, it's that no player is bigger than the team, or than the sport in this country.