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IPL 2017: Brendon McCullum proves age is just a number

Brendon McCullum (Credits: Hindustan Times via BCCI)

Gujarat Lions might be struggling in this year’s IPL but not Brendon McCullum who is looking in sublime form. He has scored 225 runs in the 5 matches and is just behind Orange cap holder David Warner.

McCullum might have retired from international cricket but the 35-year-old agility can put a youngster to shame. The former Kiwis captain retired after the 2015 World Cup much to everyone surprise, though he decided to play T20 Leagues across the world.

Brendon McCullum, GL
Brendon McCullum (Credits: Hindustan Times via BCCI)

McCullum also led Brisbane Heat in this year’s Big Bash League. He had launched inaugural match of IPL with his staggering 158* off just 73 balls against RCB when he played for KKR in a grand fashion.

In addition to his explosive batting, he is a fine fielder too and you will always see him throwing himself at almost everything. In yesterday’s match against RCB, he made a great effort and caught a stunner but unfortunately, his cap touched the boundary and Chris Gayle was given an another life.

Seeing McCullum’s recent form and fitness, former Kiwi player Craig Cumming asked him that whether he is thinking of making a come back to New Zealand side for the Champions Trophy.

But unfortunately, McCullum denied saying that the format is too long.

Gujarat Lions will be hoping that McCullum continues his good form with the bat as the side is already struggling to things underway.

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