Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum might be struggling to get going with the bat in the ongoing season of the Big Bash League, but he has been as brilliant as ever on the field.

The wily old fox gave glimpses of his electric energy on the field in Perth, where he pulled-off not one, but two spectacular efforts on the field. Such was the brilliance, that it made Mel Jones, who was the commentator at the time, say that the catch could have been the "catch of the century".

Brendon McCullum
McCullum is playing for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.Albert Perez/Getty Images

McCullum was stationed at long on when the ball came flying towards him. It seemed to be a certain six, when McCullum took off, stuck out his left hand and almost gobbled up the catch. However, the ball bounced out, but in the process, he saved six runs for his side.

James Neesham, who has played for McCullum, also said that had the catch been taken, it could have been the catch of the century.

Earlier in the same match, McCullum flew and took a spectacular catch to send back Cameron Bancroft, who was making his comeback after serving his ban following the ball-tampering scandal which hit Australian cricket.

The Kiwi, who has been a constant presence in the IPL, did not attract any buyers this auction, which prompted him to concede that it could be the end of his IPL career.

The Bancroft catch

Speaking to Radio Sport, McCullum admitted he may have set his reserve price a touch high.

"That's the way things go sometimes. I've been very lucky, I've had 11 seasons in the IPL and at some stage, you need to transition away from the playing stuff," he said.

"All good things must come to an end, and I was very delighted to see some of the Kiwi boys got picked up. I'm certainly not too worried about it; it's the way the game goes sometimes. I certainly wish the other boys all the best and you never know, you just never know what might unfold in the future," he added.