He’s lacking the “carnage of IPL” but former New Zealand captain and Kolkata Knight Riders coach Brendon McCullum says additionally it is comforting to be at home as the world battles a pandemic, which has made isolation the new normal. McCullum, who used to be named head coach of KKR for the currently-suspended IPL, said the situation demands that everyone stays at home and maintains social distancing, the only way to curb the spread of the virus, which has caused thousands of deaths worldwide.
“Spot on, it is a far cry from the carnage of the IPL and also in India but it’s relatively nice and comforting to be at home under these circumstances. I used to be relatively engaged in the final three years,” the former wicket-keeper batsman told ‘tvnz.co.nz’.
McCullum had shifted base to Matamata, a town in the shadow of the Kaimai Range Mountains on New Zealand’s North Island after his retirement in 2016 to look after his horse syndicate commerce, Vermair.
He’s happy to have got time to work on his ardour. But even so taking good care of horses, McCullum revealed that he’s also trying his hands in brewing.
“Racing here in New Zealand has stopped which is a bit disappointing but it is the correct decision. Over in Australia it’s still going on and they think they are going to be capable to function in secure surrounds and that’s the reason good for our point of view.”
“I have 12 horses in the property, probably little more than I want to,” he said.
“Little bit of additional curricular activities at home.”
McCullum, on the other hand, rubbished reports that he went to an Irish pub all through the lockdown period.
“I definitely wasn’t there. I prefer to drink in the comforts of my home. I invite very very special people to taste my home-brewed stuff,” he said.