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Brendon McCullum (Credits: Twitter)
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New Zealand’s former destructive batsman Brendon McCullum has multiple records to his name in international cricket. He is one of the most devastating batsmen in world cricket to take up to the field.

He became the first New Zealander to score a triple hundred in a Test, 302 runs against India on 18 February 2014. In 2014, he also became the first New Zealander to score 1000 test runs in a calendar year (1164). The record was bettered by Kane Williamson with 1172 runs in 2015.

Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum (Credits: ESPNcricinfo)

However, his most prolific record in Test cricket still remains intact. In his last Test outing on 20 February 2016, McCullum posted the fastest ever Test century, in 54 balls, beating the 56-ball record jointly held by his hero, Vivian Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq, scoring a total of 145 off 79 balls.

McCullum went on to score 145 runs in that innings. He did so facing only 79 deliveries. His entertaining innings included a total of  21 fours and six 6s as the veteran Kiwi batsmen bid farewell to Test cricket in style.

5 Batsmen Who Could Break McCullum’s Fastest Test Century Record

Rohit Sharma:

Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar
Rohit Sharma. Credit: BCCI

Although Rohit Sharma has not had a very remarkable Test career to date, he is one of the most promising contenders to break the record.

For a very long time, Rohit Sharma used to bat lower down the order in Test cricket which did not allow him to capitalize on his exploits.

But recently, he was made to open the innings and he left a remarkable impact. Unfortunately, he missed the series against New Zealand as he pulled off a calf injury in the T20I series.

Sharma is surely one among the top 5 batsmen to break McCullum’s record and could achieve this feat in a short span of time.

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