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.

<p>Speaking to KKR’s website, McCullum heaped praise on young India batsman Shubman Gill.</p>

Speaking to KKR’s website, McCullum heaped praise on young India batsman Shubman Gill.

<p>“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.</p>

“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.

<p>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.”</p>

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.”

<p>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).</p>

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).

<p>KKR will be captained by Dinesh Karthik. They have won the IPL title twice.</p>

KKR will be captained by Dinesh Karthik. They have won the IPL title twice.

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