McCullum to become KKR assistant coach
A glorious chapter is going to get started for Brendon McCullum as he is returning to Kolkata Knight Riders franchise not as a player but as a coaching staff after being roped in by the IPL side as an assistant coach, according to a media report.
Brendon McCullum who retired from all formats of competitive cricket recently will also take over as the chief coach of the Caribbean Premier League franchise Trinbago Knight Riders, according to ESPNcricinfo.
He will replace Simon Katich in both the franchises. With Knight Riders, the former New Zealand skipper is associated as an assistant coach and at Trinbago Knight Riders, he will replace the Australian as chief coach and McCullum would be looking forward to helping both the sides.
McCullum called time on his international career in 2016 but he continued to play as a flamboyant batsman in various T20 leagues across the cricket world.
He has played 101 Tests for New Zealand cricket team and scored 6453 runs and his highest score is 302. He played 260 ODIs and scored 6083 runs with a strike rate of 96.37.
KKR franchise has also announced that they were parting ways with Jacques Kallis, their head coach, and Simon Katich.
McCullum has a great connection KKR and his effect of massive destruction was seen when he scored a blistering 158-run unbeaten knock in the first-ever match of IPL.
He was also a significant part of the KKR squad for five seasons and also steered the team in the 2009 edition.
Brendon McCullum had already hinted at trying his tactics at coaching in his retirement statement. “The next chapter, in both media and coaching, will challenge me further,” he said.