CPL 2019: Trinbago Knight Riders celebrate Brendon McCullum’s birthday and it’s a wild one

CPL 2019: Trinbago Knight Riders celebrate Brendon McCullum’s birthday and it’s a wild one

It was a belated birthday observation as McCullum turned 38 on September 27.

Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Brendon McCullum has hung up his boots after the recent T20 tournament in Canada but his popularity hasn’t waned much. The former New Zealand captain is now busy with his coaching commitments and on Sunday, the players gave him a pleasant surprise by celebrating his birthday at the dug-out. And Baz’s boys were not just content with a gentle celebration.

They went wild by bathing their coach with the cake! TKR bowler Sunil Narine was seen thrusting the cake onto his face while another player locked his arms from behind. It was a belated birthday observation as McCullum turned 38 on September 27.

He is currently busy with the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League 2019. The TKR are currently placed third in the points table with nine points from seven games. They have won four and lost two while one match was inconclusive. The TKR lost their last game against Barbados Tridents by 63 runs and were set to play Guyana Amazon Warriors on Monday.

McCullum, who led New Zealand to the final of the ICC World Cup in 2015 but lost the title clash against Australia, last played a game for Toronto Nationals against Brampton Wolves in the Global T20 Canada League on August 3. He was signed up by the Knight Riders franchise for both the TKR and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

For the KKR, McCullum replaced former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis. It may be mentioned here that McCullum had set the Indian Premier League on fire in the very first game in the opening year when he smashed 158 not out in 73 balls for the KKR against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Carribean Premier League 2019 kicked off on 4th of September. At the moment, Guyana Amazon Warriors are leading the points table with seven wins in seven games. Knight Riders will face Warriors twice and Barbados Tridents once in their upcoming three encounters in the ongoing season. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are currently at the second spot. Jamaica Tallawahs had poor season thus far with seven defeats and two wins in 9 games. Darren Sammy’s Zouks are at the fifth position.