IPL 2018: Brendon McCullum Motivates RCB Post Win Over Delhi

Published - 13 May 2018, 09:08 PM

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli laid down the foundation of RCB win. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Brendon McCullum motivated his teammates after their five wickets win over Delhi Daredevils.

Bangalore was able to keep themselves alive in the tournament after getting the must-win contest under their bag.

Men in Red best two batsmen Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers played their hand in the win. RCB skipper Kohli scored a fine 70 off just 40 balls. Kohli’s knock included seven fours and three maximums.

Meanwhile, Man of the Match, AB de Villiers scored 72 off just 37 balls. South African Talismanic batsman smashed four boundaries and cleared the fence on six occasions.

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli laid down the foundation of RCB win. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were able to keep RCB in the hunt.

More importantly, AB de Villiers stayed unbeaten to take his team over the line. It was a do or die affair for RCB side, and their best players came to the fore.

McCullum also appreciated the off-breaks of England all-rounder Moeen Ali. The English player took one wicket and gave only 25 runs in his allotted four overs. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal also scalped two wickets and conceded just 28 runs in his quota of four overs.

RCB Players celebrate their wicket. Image Courtesy: BCCI

However, Brendon McCullum was benched, as the former New Zealand skipper is not in the best of forms.

Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant continued his dream form going in the tournament. Pant smashed his fourth fifty of the season. The combative batsman has thus far scored 582 runs to be leading run-getter in the IPL 2018. Thus, Pant currently holds the Orange cap.

RCB players celebrate their wicket. Photo by Saikat Das /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Brendon McCullum took to Twitter to share his post. McCullum post read as, “Top win from our @RCBTweets boys last night. Never say never in the @IPL. We have to do it the hard way but why not…@MoeenAli I like your bowling Sir”.

Here is Brendon McCullum post: