Brett Lee and Brendon McCullum were part of the Kolkata Knight Riders.© AFP
Brendon McCullum’s utter confidence, even off the field, was evident in response to one of former Australian pacemaker Brett Lee’s comments that sparked major teasing. A video posted by Cricket Australia’s official Twitter account captured an Australian pacemaker’s ferocious bouncer during one of the Big Bash League (BBL) 1 matches, trying to destroy McCullum wildly. But the ball hit McCullum in the nose. Even with the blood pouring out, the New Zealand cricketer looked calm as ever, as Lee and other players ran to lend help. Lee wrote an apology in the comments section and tagged McCullum. ‘Sorry Baz @Bazmccullum,’ he said. The New Zealand cricketer had the perfect answer to this apology. ‘Not a problem brother. At least it bounced, ”McCullum responded, with a big chatter.
No probs brother. At least it bounced
– Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) November 15, 2020
Lee ended the conversation at this stage with an amicable response. “That’s right,” he concluded.
– Brett Lee (@ BrettLee_58) November 15, 2020
The Australian pacemaker represented Sydney Sixers in the BBL game and McCullum played for the Brisbane Heat.
Here’s the video of the fiery bouncer:
The New Zealand batsman was injured at that stage, but later returned to the field. However, he could not make much of an impact, as he was fired for five points.
Former New Zealand captain McCullum has been praised for being fearless with his shots during his days as a professional cricketer. He is remembered for scooping a delivery from Australian speedster Shaun Tait, who often bowled over 90mph, for six over the wicketkeeper’s head.
McCullum retired from international cricket in 2015.
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