Brendon McCullum

Cricket is a cruel game. Isn’t it? Don’t believe us? Well, the latest incident that took place during the ongoing match between Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore where Brendon McCullum had pulled off an absolute stunner at the boundary rope, but his effort went in vain, as his hat had touched the rope.

What made it even more painful for the Lions was the fact that they fell agonisingly short of dismissing the dangerous Chris Gayle.

After an unusual start to the tournament, the big-hitting West Indian batsman was looking in his elements and had raced away to 44 off just 19 balls with the help of three fours and four maximums. He was looking at his devastating best in the eighth over which was being bowled by Ravindra Jadeja.

Gayle had already hit the left-arm spinner for two fours and a humongous six off the first five balls and tried to clear the rope on the last ball too.

Jadeja bowled a juicy full-toss wide of the off-stump and as expected Gayle went for his shot. However, his lofted shot lacked the power but was looking well set to land over the rope, but McCullum had other plans.

The former New Zealand skipper went for the almost impossible and nearly pulled it off. Running towards his right, the Gujarat Lions star made a full-length dive and completed a sensational one-handed catch. However, the stunning effort went in vain much to the disappointment of the Lions and McCullum, as it was declared a six after replays showed his hat had made contact with the boundary rope.

Here is a clip of that incident:

But his effort was absolutely mesmerising and even opposition skipper Virat Kohli came and shook hands with him for the incredible effort.


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