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IPL 2017: Brendon McCullum trolls RCB’s rising injury list; suggests AB De Villiers to field coach Daniel Vettori

Brendon McCullum saw the lighter side to RCB's injury woes ahead of their first match in IPL 10.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: April 4, 2017 10:49:27 pm
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Ab De Villiers confirmed on Tuesday that he won’t be playing the first match of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League set to take place on April 5. He is the latest of a string of Royal Challengers Bangalore players to be ruled out due to injury.

RCB have been beset by injuries and player withdrawals even before their campaign has commenced this season. But Brendon McCullum saw the lighter side of things and suggested that the team may have to bring out their coach Daniel Vettori to cope with the injuries. “Dodgy back again bro? You fellas almost need to roll out the coach for game 1!?” he said in reply to de Villiers’ original tweet announcing his withdrawal from the opening fixture.

de Villiers didn’t seem to mind that.

McCullum then showed that he still trusts his former New Zealand team mate’s abilities with the ball.

Captain Virat Kohli confirmed that he would not be playing for the first few weeks at least while Sarfaraz Ahmed is set to miss the entire season. Pacer Mitchell Starc earlier announced that he won’t be playing for RCB this time in the IPL.

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