The retiring star batsman Brendon McCullum on his farewell Test scored a 54 ball hundred and breaks the joint record of Misbah-ul-Haq and Viv Richards. At Hagley Oval, Christchurch, Australia won the toss and sent New Zealand to bat first. But, on a green top, the top order fell to the rejuvenated Aussie bowling.
But, McCullum coming at No. 5 murdered bowlers as he went on to scored 79 ball 145. Cricket starts around the world ushered praise on the Black Caps star.
Here is how everybody reacted to the tremor in the Southern hemisphere.
Brendon McCullum admits he’s almost a little bit embarrased to eclipse @vivrichards56 mark for fastest test century. Says he was his idol.
— Nick Bewley (@nickbewley) February 20, 2016
— Nathan McCullum (@MccullumNathan) February 20, 2016
Every Test cricketer, at some stage feeling frustrated in the change room , has thought I should have just tee’d off…”Brendon McCullum” ✅
— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) February 20, 2016
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) February 20, 2016
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) February 20, 2016
Wow, that’s some way to say good-bye! “I think I’ll help myself to a 54 ball century”!! #BrendonMcCullum. Playing his best cricket!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 20, 2016
Brendon McCullum smashes Aussie bowlers for 145 off 79 deliveries. And he is retiring after this Test. Insane. Somebody stop him!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 20, 2016
Another tremor in Christchurch. Measured at B.MAC on the richter scale #NZvAUS
— Quentin Hull (@QuentinHull) February 20, 2016
Fastest T20 Century
Fastest ODI Century
is too Mainstream for me
Let me Sign off with Fastest Test Century
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 20, 2016
There’s a new King at the top of the fastest Test century table – Congratulations Brendon McCullum! pic.twitter.com/Oid0nZXXqP
— ICC (@ICC) February 20, 2016
— Luke Wright (@lukewright204) February 20, 2016
Brendon McCullum and Corey Anderson treating the Aussie bowlers like fat kids at an ice-cream buffet. #NZvAUS
— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) February 20, 2016
Brendon McCullum, in his last Test match, smashes 100 off 54 balls – FASTEST TON IN TEST MATCH HISTORY. pic.twitter.com/vGJ9ggwkao
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 20, 2016
Brendon McCullum- what a champ! Farewell test and how.. Talk about walking out in style..
— Mustafa Ghouse (@MustafaGhouse) February 20, 2016