KKR’s pacer Lockie Ferguson hails praise on Coach Brendon McCullum & said that he became a KKR fan after watch a ferocious knock of McCullum in the first match of the inaugural edition of the IPL 2008.
McCullum had scored 158 runs in 73 balls in the first match of the IPL against RCB franchise in 2008. His innings was full of stunning fours & sixes he smashed 10 fours & 13 sixes during that particular match. “We used to watch IPL as young chaps. Brendon (McCullum) was definitely one of our heroes while growing up. After watching him do so well in the first match for KKR, it was hard not to be a Kolkata fan. So yeah, I am super excited and I think Purple and Gold doesn’t look bad on me at all,” KKR’s official website quoted Ferguson as saying.
“The team we have (for this season) is looking super strong. Last year, we ended up sort of mid-table, so hopefully, this year we will get a chance to improve on that performance,” he added. Ferguson further said that he is looking forward to play under the KKR’s coach due to his aggressive nature on field which resonates with his bowling style.
“He was always super aggressive and I guess my bowling mirrors him in a way when it comes to aggression. So yeah, I am thoroughly looking forward to playing under him as a coach,” Ferguson said. The IPL 2020 will be played in the UAE from September 19 & the finals is on 10th November.