Who says age slows down reflexes? Brendon McCullum defies any such statement. Three years after he had announced his international retirement; the former Kiwi captain is still the most acrobatic player on the field. Giving glimpses of what Brendon is capable of doing, McCullum produced one of the best efforts put on the ground to avoid a boundary on Sunday in Big Bash League. Playing for Brisbane Heat in BBL 2018/19, McCullum though dropped a catch; he didn’t allow the ball to go for a boundary.
‘Brilliant’ Brendon does it again!
During the game number 36 of BBL 2018/19, McCullum, standing on the long-on produced an outstanding effort. In the 17th over, bowled by Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the batsman hit it straight in the air. Though it appeared it would go for a six, McCullum didn’t allow it to happen. Almost standing at the boundary ropes, the 37-year old jumped high; in his quest to catch it but later realised he couldn’t, as he didn’t get in the best of positions.
However, he acted smartly, as instead catching it Brendon threw it in the air. The ball didn’t seem to fall outside the ropes, as he then lifts himself and tried putting it on the other side of the boundary. The acrobatic fielder managed to save a few runs for his team. Though the fans and the captain could remain unhappy with the catch not being taken; Brendon McCullum’s effort got lauded all over.
Here is the video –
No catch but how did Brendon McCullum stop this from going for a boundary!?
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Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers scored 177 for seven inside 20 overs. For the hosts, England’s James Vince score 75 runs, whereas, Jordan Silk hit 41. However, the evening belonged to the left-arm pacer, Josh Lalor, who in ten overs picked five wickets and conceded 26 runs.