Brendon McCullum turns 41: Former New Zealand captain and explosive wicket-keeper batsman Brendon McCullum has turned 41 today. McCullum, who has made a distinct identity in international cricket for his explosive batsmen, is currently the coach of the England Test team. After saying goodbye to international cricket, McCullum started a new innings as a coach and soon he was counted as the best coach in the world.
Brendon McCullum holds the record for the fastest century in Test cricket, a century in the first match of the Indian Premier League and most sixes in Tests. On the occasion of his birthday, today we are going to tell you about some of his interesting records.
Highest run-scorer of New Zealand in T20
Brendon McCullum is New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in T20 cricket. In T20 cricket, McCullum has scored 9,922 runs at a strike rate of 136.49. McCullum has 7 centuries and 55 half-centuries to his name in this format. McCullum has two centuries to his name in the IPL.
Some big records of McCullum
Brendon McCullum holds the record for hitting the most number of sixes in Test cricket. He has hit 107 sixes in this format.
McCullum is one of the five cricketers in the world to play more than 100 consecutive Test matches (101). Apart from this, he also has a record of playing 122 consecutive ODIs in his name.
McCullum is one of only four batsmen in the world to have scored a triple century in Tests at number five or below. Michael Clarke (329*), Sir Don Bradman (304), and Karun Nair (303*) are the other batsmen with this feat.
fastest century in test
Brendon McCullum holds the record for the fastest century in Test cricket. He achieved this feat in just 54 balls against Australia in 2015.
At the same time, the record of scoring a century in the first match of the Indian Premier League is also in the name of McCullum. In the opening match of IPL, McCullum played a stormy innings of 158 not out in just 73 balls.
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