IPL 2020: KKR coach Brendon McCullum heaps praise on this talented Indian batsman
First Published 21, Aug 2020, 12:45 PM
Kolkata: Ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Brendon McCullum has identified a talented Indian batsman for showing good leadership qualities and he has been included in the franchise’s leadership group.
Speaking to KKR’s website, McCullum heaped praise on young India batsman Shubman Gill.
“Shubman Gill. What a talent, and what a good guy as well. He is going to be a part of our leadership group this year as well, at least in some capacity,” McCullum told KKR’s website.
He added, “Even though he is young, I am a big believer that it’s not necessarily true that you having played for a long time makes you a good leader. It’s about you exhibiting the behaviours of a leader. It's always good to have a cross-section of leadership within your group. To us, Shubman is one of those guys we would look to lean on for some leadership throughout this season.”
The 20-year-old Gill has played two ODIs for India. He, along with his KKR teammates, landed in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (August 20).
KKR will be captained by Dinesh Karthik. They have won the IPL title twice.