Another bright addition to the 22News ambassadorial team is the famed cricketer from New Zealand – Brandon McCullum. Currently a cricket coach and a commentator, the 41-year-old would join 22News as an ambassador for the Indian, New Zealand, and Asian projects of the sports platform.

In his time as a cricketer for New Zealand, McCullum broke several records, becoming one of the most successful batsmen for New Zealand. He first entered the spotlight in 2004 when he achieved an innings of 96 at a Test Series between New Zealand and England.

The Kiwi earned his first Test century in 2004 when he scored 143 against Bangladesh. He made his second against Zimbabwe in that same year. In 2005, he was among the 20-man team representing New Zealand at the ICC Super Series.

Brandon McCullum facilitated another record against Australia by scoring 86 points, which made New Zealand the first team to beat Australia in a 3-match One Day International (ODI) series. In 2007, he equaled the wicket partnership record by scoring 165 with Craig McMillan.

Another insane record he managed to pull off was scoring 50 points from just 19 balls when New Zealand played Bangladesh on the last day of 2007. He went on to amass an 80-point total from 28 balls. 

McCullum used to hold the record for being the leading run-scorer in the Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket competition. However, he remains the only New Zealand cricketer to make two centuries and 2000 runs in the T20I.

In February of 2014, he scored a triple hundred – 302, which set a record as the first Kiwi to do so in a Test. He achieved this feat against India. In the same year, McCullum made 1,164 runs, which set another record as the first Kiwi to do so in a calendar year. 

He made his last Test series on February 20, 2016, where he made the fastest-ever century within just 54 balls, breaking Vivian Richard’s record of 56 balls. Another feat he could be proud of to date is being the fastest cricketer to 150. He finally retired in August 2019.

Now, he will join 22News as an ambassador for Indian, New Zealand, and Asian projects. The plan is to make the platform more prevalent in these cricket-loving regions of the world.

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