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.
”I am alive and kicking more than ever before,” he said on Twitter.
“Not sure where this news has come from but this is fake. Love you all.”
NZ Players Association chief executive Heath Mills said he had been contacted from cricketers in India who had heard the false reports.
He called McCullum himself to check.
“I have to say, my heart was racing before he picked up,” Mills said.
He said McCullum was “very much alive” and had spent the day at a bowls event in Auckland.
McCullum, 38, is brother of former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum. He retired from international cricket in 2016.