IPL 2021 Final: A rousing speech was delivered by KKR coach Brendon McCullum ahead of IPL UAE leg.© Instagram
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday shared on social media the video of an inspiring moment involving head coach Brendon McCullum before the UAE leg of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Ahead of Friday’s IPL 2021 final against MS Dhoni-captained Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai, KKR looked back at a rousing speech delivered by McCullum last month. The team had endured a disastrous start in the first phase of the competition in India which saw them register only two wins in seven games. McCullum said, “Imagine things work out and then in five weeks we’re standing there with the trophy after two wins in seven games. Imagine that journey. Imagine the stories that you’ll get to tell. Experiences that you got to share. That’s what’s in front of us. That should enthuse us, excite us. We’ve got nothing to lose lads. And that makes us dangerous.”
The video was captioned: “Tonight’s our tryst with destiny! #KKR #CSKvKKR #AmiKKR #KorboLorboJeetbo #KKR #IPL2021.”
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 15, 2021
KKR looked one of the most improved sides during their UAE leg campaign.
They posted five wins in seven league games to make it to the play-offs, edging out defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) on the basis of a superior net run-rate after Rohit Sharma’s side finished level on points.
In the first eliminator, KKR demolished tournament favourites Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and then edged past table-toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) in a nail-biter in Qualifier 2.
However, KKR will not be complacent as their biggest challenge in the form of three-time champions CSK still awaits.
KKR lost both of their group games against CSK and will be eager to make amends in the final.
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