Playing cricket came naturally to Nathan McCullum who hails from a family entrenched in the sport. His dad Stuart had a prolonged first-class career with Otago as a left-handed batsman who also kept wickets. Meanwhile, his younger sibling Brendon achieved stardom – as a Blackcaps player as well as captain – in an illustrious international career which spanned nearly 14 years.
Cricket has not been the only common denominator between the McCullum brothers who both tried their hands at different spots before settling down to focus on the game between bat and ball. Brendon was a promising rugby player in his younger days and even started over former All Blacks star fly-back and multiple World Cup winner Dan Carter for his high school team.
Nathan, on the other hand, took to football initially and was a prolific striker for Caversham AFC who ply their trade in the FootballSouth Premier League. It was only in 2004 that he switched his attention completely on cricket before earning his Blackcaps debut in 2007. Even after his retirement in 2016, the younger McCullum sibling had one last stab at football and returned to the pitch with Auckland division two outfit Ellerslie Diamonds.
The former New Zealand star was in Dubai recently to promote the New Zealand pavilion for the upcoming Expo 2020. He sat down with Sport360 and answered a range of questions ranging from his new career in construction to his upcoming participation in the Black Clash T20 match between former All Blacks and Blackcaps stars.
See what the elder McCullum video had to say in our exclusive chat in the video posted above.
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