Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum is 37-year old now, an age where most of the cricketers contemplate retirement. At this age, majority of the cricketer lose their reflexes and become slow. However, McCullum has once again that he is a big exception with an outrageous attempt on the field for in the ongoing Big Bash League. Playing for Brisbane Heat, McCullum nearly pulled off one of the best catches in the history of the game.
When Mitchell Marsh lobbed a Josh Lalor delivery towards long-off, he must would have thought that the ball would cross the boundary. In fact, every individual watching the game thought that the ball is destined to cross the ropes. However, McCullum had other ideas and what followed thereafter left everyone shellshocked. The ball was well past McCullum before the Kiwi star made a full length dive towards his left and managed to hold on to the ball. But unfortunately, the ball popped out and Brendon McCullum agonisingly missed out on pulling off one of the best catches on a cricket field.
Here is a clip of that breathtaking effort from McCullum:
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Meanwhile, it was not the only stunning effort from McCullum in the game. Earlier in the match, he had pulled off another stunner to dismiss Cameron Bancroft off Ben Cutting.
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Coming to the game, Brisbane Heat beat Perth Scorchers by five wickets to end their winless run this season. Prior to this game, the Heat had lost their opening three games. Riding on Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s superb bowling, Heat restricted the Scorchers to a modest 135 for 6. The Afghanistan spin sensation conceded just 10 runs off his four overs and picked up two wickets.
In reply, Heat chased down the total inside 19 overs and five wickets in hand. Skipper Chris Lynn’s 33-run knock set the tone for the chase before Cutting added the finishing touches with an unbeaten knock of 26.