McCullum has been one of the most entertaining and gentlemanly cricketers. The player had his last Test match against the Aussies retiring from cricket as he leaves a void forever in the world of cricket. In his final match the player kept up the positive approach and spirit, which were the identity of this cricketer. He steered New Zealand throughout the troubled times to become one of the toughest cricket squads. Brandon McCullum has left his fan at awe calling a day to his 14 year old career. The 34 years old has been playing hard hitting cricket as a showstopper in matches.
The last test inning for the batsmen with Australia was a blast. He scored the fastest 100 in test history off 54 balls. The end, unlike most, was sharp and his enactment as a batsmen remained unbeaten throughout his cricketing career.
In the first Test match against India, back in February 2014, McCullum scored 224 runs off 307 deliveries. The strike was a huge pull out for the team hauling the score to 503. In the second test of the series, he smashed a better score setting a record of 302 runs in Willington. This streak lasted for 12 hour 55 minutes making him the only Kiwi batsmen to score a triple century in Test Cricket. His aggressive approach hauled the match to a draw. In the month of November in the same year, the player scored 202 against Pakistan in Sharjah. The run was from 188 balls bringing forth of fourth fastest double century in Test. In December 2014, at the Test match in Christchurch, he scored 195 against Sri Lanka in 134 balls. The year 2014 was the best for the player when he scored 1164 runs at an average of 72.75 throughout 9 matches. McCullum’s last match with Australia added the record to the tally. The 54 ball 100 was the fastest century in Test history. He scored 145 off only 79 balls in the match.
Brandon McCullum amassed 6453 runs in his Test career. The number is second best for any New Zealander following Stephen Fleming’s 7172. He has played a total of 101 Test matches since his debut. He scored 43 half centuries in Test matches.
McCullum is one of the most successful captains for the Kiwi Team. The cricketer is among those players whose approach to cricket speaks louder than their plays. He is respected more as a batsmen who had the capability to upturn a match in times of sheer pressure. Lest his aggressive batting that makes him a nightmare for bowlers, his image as a cricketers with a high morale will be always iconic in the fraternity.
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