Nathan McCullum kills the rumours of his death

Nathan McCullum kills the rumours of his death

Even New Zealand's fan club posted about the false news.

Nathan McCullum
Nathan McCullum. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Over the last few years, a number of rumours have done the rounds in the cricketing world only to be later known that they have been false. Even people tend to believe in them without identifying the authenticity of the source from where the news has generated. Recently, one such occurring took place surrounding Nathan McCullum, the elder brother of Brendon.

Ever since today morning, a news relating to his death floated around in the social media. Subsequently, a number of condolence messages also followed. However, the 38-year-old cleared the air over the matter. The experienced campaigner recently quashed all the doubts and revealed that ‘he is alive and kicking’ and claimed the news of his demise as totally fake.

He took to micro-blogging site Twitter, posted a picture of his picture with friends and wrote, “I am alive and kicking more than ever before. Not sure where this news has come from but this is fake. Love you all,”

Here is Nathan’s post

A decent career for Nathan

While his brother Brendon is a more renowned name in the cricketing fraternity, Nathan didn’t flatter to deceive and did reasonably well. The Otago-born cricketer represented New Zealand in 84 ODIs and 63 T20Is in which he scored 1070 and 299 runs respectively. He was no mug with the ball either.

The off-break bowler picked up 63 and 53 ODI and T20I wickets respectively. Nathan also plied his trade effectively as a T20 freelancer across the globe. He also had the privilege of playing in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). He played a couple of matches in 2011 for Pune Warriors India.

He was also brought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2013 edition of the IPL but didn’t get to play a game. Moreover, he also played T20 cricket in Australia, Pakistan, and England. Back in 2015, he made the announcement of his retirement after the 2015/16 domestic season.

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