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(International Cricketer)

Brendon McCullum is a former New Zealand international cricketer. He is married and a father of two.

Relationship Facts of Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum is married to Ellissa McCullum.
He is father of Two (Riley McCullum and Maya McCullum).
Brendon McCullum is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Brendon McCullum Wife?

McCullum married Ellissa McCullum in 2003.

He also has a son named Riley McCullum and a daughter named Maya McCullum.

Brendon McCullum: Biography in Details

Who is Brendon McCullum?

Brendon McCullum is a former New Zealand international cricketer.

He has played all formats and also is the captain in all forms. He is an opening batsman and a wicketkeeper.

Brendon McCullum: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Brendon McCullum’s full name is Brendon Barrie McCullum.

He was born in Otago, New Zealand on 27 September 1981 as the son of Stuart McCullum (Father). As of 2023, he is 41 years old. His mother’s name is not known.

Brendon McCullum has a brother named Nathan McCullum who is also an international cricketer.

In which school did Brendon McCullum attend?

Brendon McCullum completed his high school at King’s High School, Dunedin. It is a state school in Dunedin, New Zealand.

His year of completion and further educational qualification is still not known.

Brendon McCullum: Professional life and Career

McCullum made his debut in 2004 against England in a Test Series match. He scored his highest score, innings of 96 at Lord’s.

Later in a match against Bangladesh, he scored his maiden Test century with a score of 143.

He was dismissed with a run left for a century against Srilanka. He scored his second century with 111 against Zimbabwe.

In July 2005, he was selected for the 20-man ICC World XI to play the ICC Super Series.

In February 2007, New Zealand became the first team to defeat Australia in a three-match ODI series since 1997 with McCullum scoring 86 runs (not out).

Later on December 31 against Bangladesh from 19 balls, he scored 50 runs. And with 28 balls he scored 80 runs including 9 fours and 6 sixes and finished his innings.

He announced his intention to retire from international cricket on December 22, 2015.

Brendon McCullum  was given the guard of honor while entering the field on 22 February 2016. He played his last innings against Australia in a Test match.

In his domestic career, he played in the final against Auckland Aces and scored 170 runs to win the State Shield for Otago Volts.

With this score, he set the record for the highest score by any player in a domestic one-day match.

In 2006, he opened the batting for Glamorgan against Leicestershire and scored 160 runs. On 24 January 2009, he played in the final of the Australian KFC 20-20 big Bash for New South Wales.

Following his retirement from international cricket, he signed for NatWest T20 Blast.

And later in September 2016, he signed for the 2017 season with the Lahore Qalandars as the team’s captain.

Brendon McCullum has also played in the Indian Premier League since 2008 starting with Kolkata Knight Riders. And later on with Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Chennai Super Kings.

He is currently playing for the Gujarat Lions.


He scored his first century in the match against Auckland Aces. His second century was scored in the match against Bangladesh on 16 February 2010.

He scored 185 runs in the match which was the highest score ever by the wicket-keeper of New Zealand.

He scored 339 runs in partnership with Martin Guptill and set the highest sixth-wicket partnership record. By just 12 runs they missed setting the world record.

On 27 February 2010, with Chris Gayle in the first position, McCullum became the second player to score T20 hundred with 116 runs.

He also became the first player to score 1000 T20 international runs. He achieved this on May 4, 2010, in a match against Zimbabwe.

On 21 September 2012, McCullum set a record for the highest 20-20 international innings with a run of 123 against Bangladesh.

Brendon became the first New Zealand batsman to score a triple century in a match against India in 2014.

Brendon McCullum was also named New Zealander of the Year that year. Brendon also won the New Zealand Sportsman of the Year.

He was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to cricket in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honors.

In 2016 He won the New Zealand Leadership award.

Brendon McCullum: Salary and Net worth

McCullum has a salary of NZD 700k playing for the Gujarat Lions and has a Net worth of $6 million as of 2023.

Is Brendon McCullum involved in any rumors and controversies?

FolloMcCullum has apologized to Kumar Sangakkara for a controversial run-out of Muttiah Muralitharan.

There is a rumor that replacing Ross Taylor for the captaincy was a part of the controversy of McCullum.

He revealed that Taylor did not communicate to share his thoughts in a team meeting.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

McCullum has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches.

He has a body measurement of 41 inches (chest), 31 inches (waist), and 15 inches (biceps).

Brendon McCullum has dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Social media

Brendon McCullum is currently active on Instagram with 869k followers.

He has a Twitter account with 425.4k followers and he has over 1.6 million followers on Facebook.

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