Some lesser known facts about Brendon McCullum
|Nickname||Baz, BBM, B Mac|
|Real Name||Brendon Barrie McCullum|
|Profession||New Zealand Cricketer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 41 Inches
- Waist: 31 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Tattoos|| 1. McCullum has a unique tattoo covering his upper arm and shoulder. The tattoo comprises of a scroll, which contains the Roman numerals CXXVI (126- his ODI cap number), XLII (42- his limited overs shirt number) and CCXXIV (224- his test cricket cap number).
Brendon McCullum arm tattoo
2. A silver fern tattoo on the left side of his chest shows his Kiwi pride!
|International Debut||ODI- 17 January 2002 against Australia in Sydney
Test- 10 March 2004 vs South Africa in Hamilton
T20- 17 February 2005 vs Australia in Auckland
|Domestic/State Team||Otago Volts, Brisbane Heat, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Birmingham Bears, Sussex, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Gujarat Lions, Trinbago Knight Riders|
|Records (main ones)|| At the time of his retirement, Brendon McCullum held the record of being the highest run scorer in the T20 format. With 2,140 runs in his bag, McCullum was around 500 runs ahead of his counterpart Martin Guptill, who held the 2nd spot on the highest run scorer list.
• In addition, at that time, he had the most number of fifties, centuries, sixes and fours in the shortest format of the game.
• In February 2014, McCullum became the first Kiwi to score a triple ton (302 off 559 deliveries) in test cricket, achieving the feat against a balanced team like India.
• McCullum came in the record books again when he broke his own "fastest 50 in World Cup" record. At the 2015 World Cup, McCullum smashed 50 in just 18 balls, breaking his own 20-ball-50 record that he had created against Canada at the 2007 World Cup.
• In his farewell test match, McCullum scored an unbelievable century off just 54 deliveries against Australia, thus breaking the 30-year-old record of fastest test century held by Sir Vivian Richards.
• McCullum finished off his test career with a mammoth tally of 107 sixes. Notably, the record was previously held by Aussie Cricketer Adam Gilchrist with 100 sixes.
|Nature on field||Maintains calm disposition (plays aggressively though)|
|Age (as in 2017)||36 Years|
|Date of Birth||27 September 1981|
|Birth Place||Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Family||Father: Stuart McCullum (former Cricketer)
Brendon McCullum father Stuart McCullum
Mother: Name Not Known
Brother: Nathan McCullum, Cricketer (Elder)
Brendon McCullum with brother Nathan McCullum
|Hometown||Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand|
|Educational Qualification||High School Graduate|
|School||King's High School, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Hobbies||Horse Riding, Playing Rugby & Golf|
|Favourite Player||Vivian Richards|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Children|| Son- Riley McCullum
Daughter- Maya McCullum (Elder), and 1 more
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|IPL Auction Price (2016)||INR 5. Crores (Gujarat Lions)|
- Does Brendon McCullum smoke?: Yes
- Does Brendon McCullum drink liquor?: Yes
- His dad, Stuart, is a previous Cricket player who played 75 top of the line matches for Otago.
- Under his captaincy, for the principal ever time, New Zealand achieved the finals of the World Cup (2015).
- McCullum’s tryst with Cricket started in the year 1996, when he played for the Otago U-17’s.
- McCullum holds the record for the most keeps running by a Kiwi batsman in a U-19 test coordinate. He crushed 186 keeps running against South Africa U-19 out of 2001.
- His IPL make a big appearance couldn’t have been something more. Playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), McCullum smacked 158* off only 73 balls against the Royal Challenger’s Bangalore (RCB) in the main match of the IPL competition in 2008. He scored another unbeaten 158, 7 years laters, for Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire). Curiously, this time he took just 64 conveyances.
- In spite of the fact that McCullum needed to surrender the gloves due to an unending spinal pain, the time that he spent behind the wickets was sufficient for him to achieve points of reference and set records. With a joined count of 462 ‘got behinds’ over all configurations in International Cricket, McCullum is New Zealand’s best wicket-attendant to date.
- At the point when McCullum supplanted Ross Taylor as the full-time skipper, New Zealand were put eighth in the Test rankings and ninth in ODIs. Inside three years, his unmatched initiative abilities took them to the best three in the two Tests and ODIs.
- McCullum is an infrequent reporter for the English News outlet, The Daily Mail. Likewise, he discharged his collection of memoirs titled ‘Proclaimed’ in 2016.