Mitchell Starc's brother wins Commonwealth gold

Mitchell Starc tweeted "get in there boy" after his younger brother was crowned Commonwealth high jump champion.

Commonwealth high jump champion Brandon Starc   -  Getty Images

Brandon Starc feels he may have taken a step out of his brother Mitchell's shadow by winning gold at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Australia fast bowler Mitchell was ruled out of the Indian Premier League due to a stress fracture of his right leg, but his younger sibling was able to put his best foot forward on the Gold Coast.

Brandon produced a personal best in the high jump final, clearing 2.32 metres to take the title for the host nation.

Asked if he had emerged from his brother's shadow, a laughing Brandon told Channel Seven: "I don't know, It's a big shadow to come out of, maybe a bit more than what it was.

"It was surreal really. Just incredible, I have no words."

Mitchell tweeted a clip of the winning jump and posted: "Get in there boy! Gold medal at the Com games! Bloody awesome @Brandonstarc93 super proud young fella."

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