McCullum captivated everyone during his blistering knock
New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman Brendon McCullum has rated his century against Bangladesh as one of the best in his entire Twenty20 career.
McCullum smashed Bangladesh all over the Pallekele ground on his way to an entertaining 123 runs off just 58 balls, which included 11 boundaries and seven maximums.
To make things even better, McCullum also became the first person to score 1,500 runs in Twenty20 cricket, and also boasts the highest individual score in a Twenty20 International with 158.
Speaking about how his love for Twenty20 cricket continues to grow, McCullum said: “It’s a game which does suit me and my style of play and temperament as well, I always want to try and be aggressive when I am out there. I am fortunate enough to have played enough Twenty20 games now to get the pattern of how you are going to play.It is not always going to come off but when it does you have got a reasonable script in your mind about how you are to pace your innings and when you are required to go after the boundary and when you need to make sure you just turn it over.”
McCullum stated that this century was as good as it gets since it came in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20, where people will remember special performances for years.
“There have been a couple of innings which I remember for various reasons. This one is really up there among the best Twenty20 knocks that I have played. Especially because of the uncertainty around only playing two [group] games…You need to turn up and play incredibly well in your first game to give yourself the best opportunity of qualifying. To be able to get a performance under those circumstances I was pleased with. Also the fact that left-arm spinners have posed us some problems in the past it was nice to put them out to pasture for a while,” McCullum said.