RCB player Dinesh Karthik has weighed in on the appointment of former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum as England manager. He has said that McCullum will bring positivity to the England team, he is a person who does not have a single negative bone. However, Dinesh Karthik also believes McCullum’s success in the new job will depend on how he adjusts to Test cricket coaching after being a T20 franchise cricket coach.
Dinesh Karthik has spent a lot of time with McCullum at Kolkata Knight Riders. In the 2019 season, McCullum was the KKR coach and Dinesh Karthik was the KKR captain. When Dinesh Karthik was asked on the ICC Review Show about McCullum’s appointment as England manager, he said: “Based on the time I have spent with him, I can say one thing: there is not a single negative bone in his body. “. Not there. He is someone who wants to do everything in a very positive way.
Karthik says: “It will be interesting to see what kind of positive path Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum join for the England team.” Karthik also believes that many things will happen that will be new to McCullum. Karthik says, “I think McCullum may have been the head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders and Tribago Knight Riders, but a lot of things will be new for him in red ball cricket.”
Significantly, after England’s 4–0 loss in the Ashes series, some staff, including the English team’s head coach, were sacked. After this, the England team also had to lose the Test series on the Windies tour. After this defeat, the English captain Joe Root abandoned his position. Now Ben Stokes has been named English team captain and Brendon McCullum has been named team manager.