Watch: English coach Brendon McCullum's heartwarming effort to fulfil a fan's request wins hearts during 3rd test
Just a year ago, the English team was getting hammered in almost all the series in the longest format of the game, which also resulted in some major changes in the leadership and coaching groups. Ben Stokes took the charge as a captain, and Brendon McCullum was appointed the new head coach.
And that was the day; there is no looking back for England. They have thrashed every opponent that they have faced. Stokes and McCullum have certainly made this team an irresistible force in red-ball cricket.
Their latest achievement includes the first ever 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan in Pakistan. After winning the first two games, the visitors also won the third and final test on Tuesday by 8 wickets and became the first ever team to whitewash Pakistan at their home turf.
Not just with their on-field performance but also off-the-field, the English team and management have impressed every cricket fan. One such moment was caught on Monday, when English head coach McCullum did something unexpected that caught the eyes of everyone.
A fan who came to watch the game asked McCullum for his signed jersey, and the 41-year-old instantly signed one and threw it towards the fan on the other side of the fence. However, the shirt got stuck on the fence. Fans tried to remove it with the help of a nod, but it didn't come out.
Thus, the English head coach didn't wait for any guard to come; he himself climbed up the fench to untangle the shirt and then threw it towards the fans, who were cheerfully waiting for that. After watching McCullum do all these things, all the fans started cheering and lauding that heartwarming effort from the visitors' head coach.
The 41-year-old has always been known among fans for his extraordinary tactics and decisions in the game. And since he has become the head coach of the England team, his totally new version, which is really aggressive, has been seen.