IPL 2021: The second phase of IPL 2021 is going to start in UAE on 19 September. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play their first match against RCB on 20 September. All the players and coaches of the team have reached here for this tournament. KKR head coach and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has said that when the second wave of corona epidemic spread in India during the first phase of IPL, everyone was in a bad condition due to fear.
Brendon McCullum wrote on KKR’s website, “We will do well here in the second phase. We have to boost each other’s morale and have a great performance for the next four to five weeks.” He said, “Last time during the first phase of the session I think we were very scared. At that time there was an outbreak of second wave of corona in India in which many lives were lost.” KKR’s performance in the first phase was not good and the team is present in the seventh place in the points table. However, coach McCullum is hopeful that the team will do better during the second phase in the UAE.
The team knows how I want to perform
The 39-year-old McCullum, who made a successful IPL debut as a player with KKR, is now the coach and is hopeful that his team will come back from a poor performance. Regarding his coaching style, he said, “When I left India, everyone knew me as a coach and now they also know how I want the team to perform.”
In the first phase, KKR Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier were the first to come positive.
Let us tell you that during the IPL matches in India, KKR spinner Varun Chakraborty and fast bowler Sandeep Warrier were first found to be Corona positive in May. After which it was postponed in view of the increasing cases of corona.
IPL 2021: RCB’s great initiative, Kohli’s team will play in the first match wearing ‘blue jersey’ in honor of Kovid warriors
IPL 2021: Chris Woakes statement came out about withdrawing from IPL, reason given for T20 World Cup and Ashes series