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Brendon McCullum reveals real salary details on Twitter, Kevin Pietersen sends commentary invite

Brendon McCullum reveals real salary details on Twitter, Kevin Pietersen sends commentary invite

As per a New Zealand website, Brendon McCullum was one of the top buys of the season with $1.67m NZD, but the ex-Kiwi skipper disagreed.

Gujarat Lions star Brendon McCullum ruled out of remainder of IPL 2017 with hamstring injury

Gujarat Lions star Brendon McCullum ruled out of remainder of IPL 2017 with hamstring injury

With McCullum out, GL are left with only four overseas players - Dwayne Smith, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch and Chirag Suri.

WATCH: Brendon McCullum's magnificent catch at boundary during IPL 2017 RCB vs GL match

WATCH: Brendon McCullum's magnificent catch at boundary during IPL 2017 RCB vs GL match

Brendon McCullum grabbed a brilliant catch in the final over of RCB's innings to save six crucial runs for Gujarat Lions.

IPL 2017, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs The Gujarat Lions – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs The Gujarat Lions – Players to watch out for!

In a nutshell, it is a battle between the presently dormant Bengaluru batting line-up against the dismal bowling unit of Gujarat. However, all eyes will be on the Bengaluru skies which has been rather fair since Tuesday evening.

MS Dhoni is the captain of Shane Warne's all-time IPL XI, no place for tournament's leading scorer Suresh Raina

MS Dhoni is the captain of Shane Warne's all-time IPL XI, no place for tournament's leading scorer Suresh Raina

But the team has no place for other Indian legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Other notable Indian missing from the list is Suresh Raina – the tournament's leading scorer.

IPL 2017: When Brendon McCullum threatened umpire Nitin Menon with an unstoppable straight drive — WATCH

IPL 2017: When Brendon McCullum threatened umpire Nitin Menon with an unstoppable straight drive — WATCH

Chasing a 188-run target, the visitors needed a good start, and it was provided by McCullum and Aaron Finch. The pair scored 42 runs 20 balls, before Finch's departure.

IPL 2017, Match 23: Brilliant Suresh Raina helps struggling Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets

IPL 2017, Match 23: Brilliant Suresh Raina helps struggling Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets

This is Gujarat's second win of the season which pushed Rising Pune Supergiant to bottom as five teams now are on four points.

IPL 2017, Match 23: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

The Lions finally roared, and breached a seemingly impregnable Kolkata Knight Riders fortress at Eden Gardens, thanks to a superlative performance from Gujarat captain Suresh Raina.

GUJARAT LIONS WON BY 4 WICKETS WITH 10 BALLS REMAINING

IPL 2017: When Brendon McCullum's hat cost Gujarat Lions 39 runs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, watch video

IPL 2017: When Brendon McCullum's hat cost Gujarat Lions 39 runs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, watch video

Brendon McCullum, who is one of the best fielders despite having retired, produced a mind-blowing effort near boundary against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Champions Trophy: Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting to be part of commentary team for prestigious event

Champions Trophy: Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting to be part of commentary team for prestigious event

Shane Warne, Michael Slater, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Shaun Pollock, Sanjay Manjrekar, Ian Bishop, Ramiz Raja, Simon Doull and Athar Ali Khan complete the list.

IPL 2017, Match 16: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

IPL 2017, Match 16: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...

Mumbai Indians v Gujarat Lions: After a good start to the tournament, Rohit Sharma and his men would be looking to continue their good run in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League.

IPL 2017: It was difficult to make comeback after two loses, admits Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina

IPL 2017: It was difficult to make comeback after two loses, admits Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina

Gujarat Lions, who finished third in their debut season last year, comfortably defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets to register their first win in the ongoing IPL.

IPL 10: Sanju Samson's brilliant 102-run knock impresses tournament's first centurion Brendon McCullum

IPL 10: Sanju Samson's brilliant 102-run knock impresses tournament's first centurion Brendon McCullum

While wishes poured in from all corners, Brendon McCullum, who set the tournament on fire by hitting a century in the first match in 2008, was also bowled over by Sanju Samson's knock.

IPL 2017: Afghan wonder boy Rashid Khan BAMBOOZLES Suresh Raina's Gujarat Lions — WATCH

IPL 2017: Afghan wonder boy Rashid Khan BAMBOOZLES Suresh Raina's Gujarat Lions — WATCH

His figures of 4-0-19-3 helped Sunrisers Hyderabad restrict to 135.

IPL 2017, Match 6 Preview: Gujarat Lions aim to bounce back against Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2017, Match 6 Preview: Gujarat Lions aim to bounce back against Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Lions were demolished by the KKR opening pair of Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir during their 184-run opening stand in their opening tie at Rajkot on Friday.

IPL 2017, Match 3: Kolkata Knight Riders openers Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn humiliate Gujarat Lions in record run chase

IPL 2017, Match 3: Kolkata Knight Riders openers Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn humiliate Gujarat Lions in record run chase

Gambhir and Lynn made the 184-run chase look easy as they went hammer and tongs from the word go.

Gujarat Lions – Suresh Raina & Co's star-studded batting line-up is a nightmare for any opposition

Gujarat Lions – Suresh Raina & Co's star-studded batting line-up is a nightmare for any opposition

With Champions Trophy scheduled to begin in June, the IPL 10 is a make or break situation for Suresh Raina, who has been out of the Indian team for quite some time.

Brendon McCullum trolls AB de Villiers, Injury-hit RCB ahead of IPL 2017 opener

Brendon McCullum trolls AB de Villiers, Injury-hit RCB ahead of IPL 2017 opener

De Villiers was set to lead the side in Kohli's absence but back injury forced the South African out of the team's opening game of the season on Wednesday.

#IPL2017: After playing one game last season, Trent Boult looking forward to putting foot forward for KKR

#IPL2017: After playing one game last season, Trent Boult looking forward to putting foot forward for KKR

The Black Caps pacer had a base price of Rs.1.5 CR, and became the costliest buy for KKR in IPL 10 auction