He may have retired from international cricket but former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has no trouble hitting one out of the park when it comes to social media gags.
McCullum poked fun on Twitter of disgraced Australian cricketer David Warner over the top celebration on his successful comeback to the crease on Saturday.
Warner smashed an unbeaten 155 off 152 balls for Randwick Petersham against St George in an amateur New South Wales Premier Cricket.
Coogee Oval in Sydney’s eastern suburbs was the scene of Warner’s comeback on Australian soil since his involvement in the ball tampering scandal that saw him suspended from the national team.
With his parents, wife Candice, and two young daughters watching on from the stands, Warner celebrated his century in style with his trademark leap in the air and raised his bat and helmet to salute to the crowd.
“I never get sick of seeing this smile. Well done hubby on 155 not out today for. Always proud of you,” Candice posted on Instagram afterwards.
Many on social media also questioned whether Warner’s century against amateur players warranted his signature celebration usually seen at international level with McCullum leading the way.
McCullum compared the over the top celebration to Sir Edmund Hillary scaling some steps.
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) September 23, 2018
“You’d think he was playing in an Ashes series from that reaction,” one fan commented.
Another added: “Why’s he jumping about like after scoring a hundred in the club cricket the absolute bellend?”