Brendon McCullum made a perfect example of the grand finale of his career. The New Zealand batsman played the most attacking innings of his test career and ended it scoring the fastest century in just 54 balls. By scoring the fastest century, he broke the record of Sir Viv Richards which was off just 56 balls against England in 1986. McCullum displayed the true spirit of a sports star before retiring. His counter attack has always been exceptional no matter what format he played and before bidding goodbye to his passion, he listed another record to his name.
Brendon McCullum smashed 12th century of his career against Australia on the first day of the second test match. He played a majestic innings of 145 runs off 79 balls and scored a majestic fastest hundred. He came on the field when New Zealand was struggling at 32/3 in 19.4 overs and his team was at a run rate below 3 but when McCullum was finished with his innings, his team was cruising at a five-plus run rate. He played like a true cricket entertainer and captain, wearing his heart on his sleeves.
Hagley Oval in Christchurch was thrilled to see the cricket entertainer in such attacking form. While scoring his fastest century, he smashed 4 sixes and in his innings of 145 runs he struck 6 sixes. His brilliant brilliant innings proved that he is one of the most attacking batsmen in today’s cricket format and even his last match could not stop him from creating history. We guess that’s what you call a true sports person.
Avni S. Singh
20 Feb 2016