After having worked with Rcky Ponting at Delhi Capitals, Shreyas Iyer said he is looking forward to working with Brendon McCullum at Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, calling him an ‘aggressive coach’.
Shreyas Iyer was appointed as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2022. He was bought by the 2-time champions for Rs 12.5 crore as they spent big at the mega auction on Iyer after releasing Eoin Morgan who led them to the final last season.
“You know, for me to be part of the KKR family is an enormous feeling. I want to really appreciate the work which has been done by all the great players in the past and I would like to follow the same footsteps, which they have created for KKR,” Iyer said in an interview with the franchise.
“Brendon McCullum as a coach I feel is very aggressive. Even when you saw him playing for his country (New Zealand), he was someone who was very aggressive and he is kind of a risk-taker.
“And I absolutely love that. Obviously, I’ve had few interactions with him after the auction. He’s got that calm demeanour and I’m really looking forward to working with him, and to have some very successful seasons for KKR over the years.”