West Indian legend and all time great, Viv Richards congratulated Brendon McCullum for his record-breaking century in the second Test against Australia at Christchurch. McCullum, playing his farewell Test, notched up his century in just 54 balls, thereby breaking the record held jointly by Viv Richards, and Pakistan’s Misbah Ul Haq. McCullum was eventually dismissed for 145 off a mere 79 balls and his knock is already being considered as the greatest farewell innings of all time.
Richards, who currently is mentoring a franchise in the Pakistan Super League, took to Twitter, in order to congratulate McCullum. “Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Brendon I’ve been a great fan of yours for many years. Well done on your achievement,” said Richards in a video posted on Twitter.
“And if there was going to be an individual who you would’ve liked to have surpassed whatever you would’ve achieved in life, certainly it would be you. You’re one of those individuals who help to put bums on seats. Long may that continue. Well done, man,” he added.
The record for the fastest Test ton was initially held by Richards himself when he blasted his way to a hundred against England in 1986 off just 56 deliveries. The record held by Richards was then equaled by Misbah Ul Haq, who also brought up his century against Australia in 56 deliveries in 2014.