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IPL 2022: Will Follow KKR Closely, Team In Good Hands With Skipper Shreyas Iyer: Brendon McCullum

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) experienced a sad two-run defeat against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Tuesday and subsequently, the Shreyas Iyer-drove side was taken out of the playoffs race in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.

Pursuing 211, Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine drove an amazing fightback in the last two overs of the match and it seemed like Rinku would assist KKR with pursuing 21 in the last over. Notwithstanding, his excusal on the penultimate ball of the match changed the tide of the game, and eventually, Lucknow arose victoriously.

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Loved My Time At The IPL: Brendon McCullum

KKR Coach Brendon McCullum
KKR Coach Brendon McCullum. (Photo: Twitter)

KKR coach Brendon McCullum will currently be going to England to coach the Ben Stokes-drove Test side. The previous Kiwi captain said that he cherished his time at the IPL and will watch the establishment intently as they are good to go with captain Shreyas Iyer in charge.

“I have loved it to be honest. It has been three years and all these three years have been in bubbles in the pandemic which has unfolded around the world and incredibly thankful to all parties involved, firstly the hosts IPL and the fans who have really gotten behind us and have given us something to hold grab of and really enjoy.

It is just a wonderful tournament, it is the biggest league in the world. There are many great stories throughout the IPL, and the opportunities which it presents to people not just in India, but all around the world,” said McCullum during a virtual press conference after the match.

Will Follow KKR Going Forward: Brendon McCullum

Shreyas Iyer And Brendon McCullum. Photo- Twitter
Shreyas Iyer And Brendon McCullum. Photo- Twitter

“As a coach, to be part of the IPL and to be able to give guys some freedom to go out there and play with a real positive attitude and try and impose themselves on the world stage is something I am truly grateful for.

I have had a great time over the last few years, we did not get it done this year but I think we played some great cricket.

Last year was an amazing story and I will follow this team (KKR) going forward. I know they are in great hands with the skipper in Shreyas and all the support staff. So yeah, watch out for KKR next year,” he further stated.

LSG Knock KKR Out Of The IPL Playoffs Race

LSG vs KKR
LSG vs KKR (Credits: Twitter)

Earlier, LSG batted first and posted 210/0 of their 20 overs. Quinton de Kock (140 not out) and KL Rahul (68 not out) put together the most noteworthy opening partnership in the history of the competition.

Pursuing 211, captain Shreyas Iyer top-scored for KKR with a thump of 50. Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine played knocks of 40 and 21 however this was adequately not enough to take KKR over the line. For LSG, Mohsin Khan and Marcus Stoinis got back with three wickets each.

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