IPL 2018: Brendon McCullum feels privileged to play alongside Kohli and De Villiers
RCB's star-studded line-up showed the glimpse of what's in store in the tournament ahead.
Updated - Apr 9, 2018 1:32 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have once again filled their team with the star players going around in the cricketing world. The franchise had retained the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers which was obvious and then went on pick Brendon McCullum in the mega-auction. The trio playing together is a dream for any cricket fan and they took the field against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. However, McCullum was thrilled after playing alongside Kohli and ABD and was excited for the whole season.
RCB’s woes continued from where they left last season as they started their journey in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year with a loss as well. But there was a glimpse of what is yet to come in the near future for the other teams. While McCullum blazed off to a start and smashed the bowlers in the powerplay, De Villiers showed his class once again. Their captain struggled to score on the day but his skills are never in doubt.
Brendon McCullum was excited with the prospect of playing with two of the modern-day great cricketers and took to Twitter to express his elation after the end of the first game. “I know we didn’t win but it was amazing to play alongside @ABdeVilliers17 and @imVkohli today. Massive respect. Looking forward to this season that is for sure!” he tweeted after the end of the match against KKR which RCB lost by 4 wickets.
McCullum and ABD also contributed on the field by taking some brilliant catches even as both almost collided on the field at one stage. When Andre Russell skied the full-length delivery from Chris Woakes, both of them went for the catch and De Villiers held on to it as his Kiwi teammate who was running from long on pulled off just in time to avoid the collision. The credit goes to both of them as they coordinated well on the field and enjoyed their time with each other.
Here’s McCullum’s tweet:
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) April 8, 2018