Brendon McCullum produces brilliant effort to stop boundary.McCullum's athletic boundary-line save sparked confusion
Fans debated on Twitter about the legality of the fielding effort.
Brendon McCullum produced a stunning effort at long-on to deny Sydney Sixers a boundary during a Big Bash League (BBL) 2019 match against Brisbane Heat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday night. However, the New Zealander's spectacular save caused a stir among fans, many of whom took to Twitter to debate about the legality of the effort. The former New Zealand skipper's remarkable athletic display was the highlight of the day for Brisbane Heat as they were outplayed by the Sixers in a telling 79-run defeat.
Despite some fine performances in the match, the spotlight was firmly on McCullum's fielding effort.
The incident took place in the 16th over of Sydney Sixers' innings when James Vince, who blasted 75 off 46 balls, skied his shot towards the long-on boundary.
McCullum initially took the catch but had to lob the ball in the air as lost his balance and fell backwards over the rope. The Kiwi then quickly propelled himself back into the field of play and while he was still in mid-air, he managed to parry the ball back.
No part of his body was touching the ground when he made contact with the ball.
McCullum's effort sparked confusion among cricket diehards on Twitter.