Brendon McCullum’s son, Riley, is playing for Northern Districts at New Zealand’s national U19 tournament this week.
Like his father, the former big-hitting Black Caps captain and current England Test coach, Riley wears No 14 on his back and likes to attack with the bat.
When asked by News1 if he planned to play ‘Bazball’, he laughed and said: “It probably is, to be honest.”
Batting at No 5, McCullum went on to top-score with 48 in Northern Districts’ five-wicket loss to Wellington on Sunday.
The 18-year-old says he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps.
“It’s always been something that I want to do. I still tell him to this day, whenever he says ‘I don’t want to go away and work’, I’m like ‘you’re literally doing what I want to do for the rest of my life’,” he told 1News.
The best piece of fatherly advice Riley has received?
“He’s always telling me to not worry about it too much. If you don’t score runs, the runs will come.”