Brendon McCullum, KKR coach, is impressed with Sheldon Jackson’s wicketkeeping abilities
Brendon McCullum, the head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, is extremely impressed with wicketkeeper Sheldon Jackson’s abilities and has compared him to the likes of renowned skipper MS Dhoni and star Caribbean power-hitter Andre Russell. The 35-year-old made headlines when he struck Robin Uthappa with a lightning-fast stumping during the IPL 2022 curtain-raiser against Chennai Super Kings.
McCullum has lauded Jackson’s unique qualities, stating that the Bhavnagar cricketer has improved significantly over the last two years and, despite his age of 35, he is still getting better. Simultaneously, the former New Zealand captain stated that the senior stumper’s performances will undoubtedly improve with additional opportunities.
Sheldon Jackson has not yet worn the Indian jersey, but he is a well-known name on the domestic circuit. He has previous IPL experience. He had previously represented KKR in 2009 and 2010, as well as from 2015 to 2017, before returning to the franchise last year. He also appeared in the 2013 and 2014 tournaments for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Apart from his stumping in the first game, Sheldon Jackson went on to grab three catches, including one of Virat Kohli, and also stumped Shahbaz Ahmed against RCB. He opened the innings with an unbroken three runs against CSK and was removed for a golden duck against Bangalore.