Brendon McCullum angry over brother death hoax

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"Nathan Leslie McCullum (born September 1 1980) is a former New Zealand worldwide cricketer, who represented New Zealand in Twenty20 global and One Day internationals, " a statement from the NZ Cricket FanHub wrote.

McCullum's brother Nathan, who also played for the Black Caps, has now posted on Twitter that he is "alive and kicking more than ever before".

Wikipedia too updated their page to suggest his demise, before reverting back to reflect that nothing untoward had happened.

NZ Players Association chief executive Heath Mills said he had been contacted from cricketers in India who had heard the false reports.

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A rumour spread on social media that Nathan's wife Vanessa has revealed that her husband passed away and tributes started pouring in.

"I'm on a flight back to New Zealand and my heart broke!" "I have to say, my heart was racing before he picked up".

A number of posts falsely suggested McCullum, the older brother of former Black Caps skipper Brendon, had passed away. None of it is true!

In the post he said he would find the person responsible, "somewhere, somehow". Whoever put this out there, I'll find you!

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