Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Brendon McCullum gave his players a motivational speech ahead of their IPL 2021 final against CSK. Notably, KKR had won only two matches at the end of the first half in India. However, they staged a remarkable comeback in the second half of the tournament to reach the final. They defeated league-stage toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday to book their place in the final.
Notably, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson and Rahul Tripathi have all played a stellar role in helping KKR turn around their season so far.
Ahead of the IPL 2021 final, KKR shared a video on social media where McCullum is seen saying to the KKR squad that they have nothing to lose, which makes them dangerous. In a video shared on KKR’s Twitter handle, McCullum is seen saying, “Imagine things work out. And in five weeks, we’re standing there with the trophy after being two wins from seven games. Imagine that journey. Imagine the stories that you’ll get to tell, the experiences you go to share. That’s what’s in front of us. That should enthuse us, excite us. We have got nothing to lose, lads and that makes us dangerous.”
Watch the video here:
It is expected to be a hard-fought contest between the two in-form sides. Chennai defeated Delhi in Qualifier 1 to book their place in the final. Meanwhile, Kolkata defeated Bangalore in Eliminator 1 and then beat Delhi in Qualifier 2 to book their place in the summit clash. Both teams have plenty of in-form players in their ranks with the likes of Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali and Robin Uthappa.