Thursday, February 14, 2008
Brendon McCullum:A New Age Entertainer
After writing the coloumn titled "Back to the Pivilion",I had totally lost faith on England cricket team and had pledged not to watch or discuss about the same anymore.But,this man didn't allow me to do so.The New Zealand innings in the third one dayer against England was really a treat to watch.It was as though I was watching a T20 game on my television sets.
After England team got bundled out for a mere total of 130,it was as though another boring encounter would witnessed here.But,thanks to Brendon McCullum-who blasted a whirlwind 80 off just 47 deliveries that included 5 sixes and 8 fours.
That was the second time I saw a McCullum of that calibre.The last time was against Bangladesh when he scored 80 off just 28 balls(9X4,4X6)-finishing the match in just 6 overs chasing a total of 93.But,that match was not considered to be one of those-coz it came against Bangladesh.
But,the man showed his power against a decent team like England on tuesday.The other recent highlightes of Brendon McCullum being a 21 ball 52 against Canada in WC 2007,With big hitters in the side like Jacob Oram and Brendon McCullum,the New Zealand cricket should not be complaining at all. Great going New Zealand.Cheers!!!