VIDEO: Brendon McCullum’s spectacular dive to save a boundary
The former New Zealand skipper, Brendon McCullum is arguably one of the fittest cricketers in the game of cricket. He is one of the few fielders who could save few runs from fielding. Even though he retired from international cricket in 2015, he continues to play various T20 leagues around the world.
McCullum is currently playing under his partner in crime, Chris Lynn for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL). During the game against Perth Scorchers on February 1, the 37-year-old attempted a brilliant dive to save the boundary which stunned everyone in the crowd.
The incident took place during the 6th over of the 1st innings when Aussie batsman, Cameron Bancroft hit a shot towards the straight boundary line. But, McCullum ran behind the ball and made an outstanding dive to stop the ball from reaching the boundary line. During the replay, the umpires confirmed that there was no contact between McCullum and the boundary rope when he touched the ball.
Here is the video of the incident:
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Coming to the match, batting first, Perth Scorchers posted a decent total of 128 on the board with the help of Bancroft’s 32 off 24 and Nick Hobson’s 43 off 35. In reply, even though they lost their openers in no time, the skipper, Chris Lynn smashed 56 from 39 deliveries to take his team home.