Otago Volts, Brisbane Heats, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Birmingham Bears, Sussex, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Trinbago Knight Riders, Gujarat Lions.
Nature on field:
Calm but bats with aggression
Likes to play against:
Scoop over the head of the wicketkeeper
• He holds the record for fastest test century which he made in his last appearance in the whites. He made his ton in just 54 balls against Australia. • He was the leading run-getter for New Zealand in T2o’s with 2140 runs which was later surpassed by his countrymen Martin Guptill. • He had the most centuries, fours, fifties, sixes in T20I’s until he was playing. • McCullum still holds the record of maximum sixes in test cricket with 107 sixes, the second best being Adam Gilchrist with 100 sixes. • In Feb 2014, he became the first ever kiwi to score a test triple ton. He scored 302 against India at Hamilton.
Career Turning Point
Scoring the highest individual score in an Under19 test match against South Africa Under19
Horse Riding, Playing Rugby and Golf.
Shane Warne, Shane Bond
Favourite Cricket Ground:
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
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Favourite Tv shows:
BMW, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Range Rover
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Rs. 11 Crore or $2.21 Million
• Back in 2006 in a test match against Sri Lanka, McCullum had to bear the ire of cricket fans when he dismissed Muttiah Muralitharan in a manner which is considered against the spirit of cricket. Sangakkarawas batting on 99 and he took a single to complete his century, little to the unknown, Murali completed the single and went to congratulate Sanga for his century. however, just as he turned to do so McCullum thought he was going for another run and took the bails off quickly and made the run out. The third umpire too gave him out. Ten years later Brendon apologized for his mistake, at the MCC spirit of Cricket Crowdey Lecture at lord’s. • It is believed that McCullum was the man behind Ross Taylor’s sudden sack as the captain. In his book titled ‘Declared’ he mentioned that Ross was not able to communicate with the players well and was perhaps not deserving as a captain. Though, he denied any role in sacking Ross from captaincy.
Lesser Known Facts
• His father Stuart McCullum played domestic cricket for Otago, 75 first-class matches. • He is the only kiwi captain to feature in a Cricket World Cup final (2015). • Highest individual score for NZ Under19. He smashed 186 runs against South Africa under19 in 2001. • The second highest individual score in IPL. He slammed an unbeaten 158 off 73 balls against RCB in the opening game pof 2008 edition, playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. • McCullum is the most successful wicketkeeper for the black caps till date. He has 462 caught behinds to his name across all formats. • He is an occasional columnist for the English News Outlet, The Daily Mail. • He released his autobiography titled ‘Declared’ in 2016.