Often, one hears old timers using the epithet, ” Jambavaan”, to praise someone possessing Titanic strength and copious amounts of sagacity. Nobody embodies that more in this World Cup than Brendon McCullum, with a combination of fearlessness, ingenuity, cleverness, skill and panache. Covering large swathes of territory while fielding at mid off, saving boundaries, diving about, chasing after balls, attacking relentlessly both while batting and in terms of captaincy, by having four slips at times in the field and showing great amounts of bravery while batting on, for example, after a nasty elbow injury and by charging down the wicket to truly fast bowlers like Mitchell Johnson. Two unforgettable games against England and Australia when the Kiwis literally blew away the opposition (never mind the hiccup at the end during the Australia game).

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