first_imgMark Waugh calls Brendon McCullum a lucky c**t on live TV. Here’s what happenedBig Bash League 2018-19: Mark Waugh used an expletive on live television on Sunday while referring to Brendon McCullum’s love for horse racing.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 14:31 IST Brendon McCullum, who retired from international cricket, is plying his trade for Brisbane Heat in the ongoing BBL season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMark Waugh used the expletive while talking about Brendon McCullum’s hobby outside cricket – horse racingBrendon McCullum, who retired from international cricket in 2016, began his own bloodstock company in 2014 Brendon McCullum is plying his trade for Brisbane Heat in the ongoing Big Bash League season Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh called ex-New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum with an expletive on live television on Sunday ahead of Big Bash League (BBL) match in Australia.Appearing on Fox Cricket in the buildup to the tie between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat in Melbourne, Mark Waugh said Brendon McCullum is a lucky “c**nt”. Waugh quickly realised his blooper on live television and tried to correct himself.Referring to McCullum’s love for horse racing, Waugh said: “Actually he’s got a share in a horse with my wife that [she] trains for him. So yeah he loves his horses. Good punter. He’s a lucky c***, he’s a lucky punter, too.”McCullum, who has been showing a keen interest in horse racing, came up with his own bloodstock company – Vermair Racing Ltd in 2014 in a bid to “build a stable of horses that compete and succeed on the world’s biggest racing stage”.McCullum, who retired from international cricket in 2016, has been plying his trade in franchise-based T20 leagues across the globe. McCullum is currently representing the Brisbane Heat in the ongoing season of BBL.McCullum made 13 off 14 balls as the Brisbane Heat lost to Melbourne Stars by five runs in Sunday’s encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Marcus Stoinis’s all-round effort (29-ball 43 and 4/21) sealed the deal for the home side.Brisbane Heat are struggling in the ongoing season, languishing at the seventh spot in the eight-team table with three wins from 10 matches. McCullum has been in decent form, scoring 245 runs in 10 matches.advertisementAlso Read | Hardik Pandya wants to forget what happened, was terrific in 3rd ODI: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Come on yaar: Hardik Pandya furious with Shikhar Dhawan’s fielding effortAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow brendon mccullumFollow Mark WaughFollow McCullum horse racingFollow Big Bash LeagueFollow New Zealand Cricketlast_img read more


first_imgKabul: One person was killed and 17 others wounded Sunday in three successive blasts in Kabul, Afghan officials said, capping a murderous week of mayhem across the city. Among the wounded was an Afghan journalist who appeared to have been live-streaming the aftermath of the first explosion when a second bomb went off. The events started with the detonation of a sticky bomb — a growing menace in Kabul, where insurgents and criminals slap magnetic bombs on the underside of vehicles. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’The charge had been placed under a bus carrying officials headed to the Kabul Education University, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. In the immediate aftermath, two more bombs that had been planted by the side of the road went off, he added. “In total, one Afghan civilian was martyred and 17 others, including a local journalist and five Afghan forces, have been slightly wounded,” Rahimi said. Health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar confirmed the toll. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaThere was no immediate claim of responsibility, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have carried out recent blasts. According to a video circulating on social media, the journalist was hit in the leg by the second bomb. Last year, nine journalists including AFP Kabul’s chief photographer Shah Marai were killed in a secondary explosion after rushing to the scene of an initial blast. Even though the Taliban and the US are set to begin a new round of peace talks in Doha this month, violence across Afghanistan continues unabated, with civilians often bearing the brunt of the bloodshed.last_img read more