Brendon McCullum (Cricketer) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand international cricketer not only played but also captained in all forms of cricket. He brought England to the finals of the World Cup for the first time in 2015. Not only was he a great cricketer scoring the highest (2,140) runs in T20 cricket- at the time of his retirement, but was also New Zealand’s best wicket keeper.
Name: Brendon Barrie McCullum
Nickname: Baz, BBM, B Mac
Profession:New Zealand Cricketer
DOB: September 27, 1981
Birth Place:Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealander
Home Town: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Home Address: Not Known
Best Friends: Not Known
Hobbies: Horse riding, playing rugby and golf
Debut Work: 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
Coach: Craig McMillan
Domestic/State Team: Otago Volts, Brisbane Heat, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Birmingham Bears, Sussex, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Gujarat Lions, Trinbago Knight Riders
Jersey Number: #42
Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break
Nature on field: Aggressive
Height: 170 centimetres
Weight: 70 kilograms
Body: Chest Measurements: 41 Inches, Waist Measurements: 31 Inches, Biceps: 15 Inches
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Ellissa McCullum
GF: Not Known
Kids: Riley McCullum, Maya McCullum (Elder), and 1 more sister
Father:Stuart McCullum (former Cricketer)
Mother: Not Known
Brother: Nathan McCullum (Cricketer, Elder)
School: King’s High School, Dunedin, New Zealand
College (Graduation): Not Known
College (Post-Graduation): Not Known
Educational Qualification: High School Graduate
Cars: Not Known
Bikes: Not Known
Property: Not Known
Salary: IPL- 5.5 Crore rupees for Gujarat Lions
Net Income: $6 million (estimate)
Film: Not Known
Actor: Not Known
Actress: Not Known
Song: Not Known
Cricketer: Not Known
More Information and Facts about Brendon McCullum
- When Brendon became the captain of the New Zealand team he brought the team up amongst the top 3 in both test and ODI cricket.
- Brendon scored 100 off 54 bowls in his farewell match and broke the 30 year old record of fastest test century.
- He scored 158 runs off 73 balls playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in his debut IPL match. His performance was highly appreciated.
- The cricketer is also into literature and writing. He occasionally writes columns for ‘The Daily Mail’. He even wrote is autobiography titled ‘Declared’.
- He has also been honoured with prestigious awards. He was awarded the ‘New Zealand Player of the Year Award’ in 2006 and was also appointed Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit’ for services to cricket.
- In 2006, Muralitharan after completing his run walked towards his partner to congratulate him for his century when Brendon took off the bails with the ball and appealed a run out. Shockingly, the umpire gave it out. Brendon faced a lot of criticism for this act and even apologized for this act of his though he did so 10 years after the incident took place.
- On 22 December 2015, McCullum announced he would retire from international cricket at the end of the southern summer, joining his brother who had earlier that year announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
- In the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours McCullum was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to cricket.
- McCullum has since been involved in setting up CricHQ with the company’s CEO Simon Baker and former New Zealand cricketer Stephen Fleming. The cricket competition management software and live scoring platform manages the administration of cricket test countries New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe with 49 of 105 national governing bodies also use its services from club level upwards. In June 2015 it raised $10m from Singapore private equity firm Tembusu Partners to expand globally.