Awesome! I have never seen such a ruthless attack on opposition before. There are and there were hard hitters and pinch hitters in the game like Sanath Jayasurya, Shahid Afridi, Adam Gilchrist, Virender Sehwag but the innings Brendon McCullum played for Kolkata Knight Riders is just awesome. Everybody must have been taken by surprise especially rival Bangalore Royal Challengers captain Rahul Dravid after this innings of lifetime by Brendon McCullum which included 13 sixes, 10 fours and unbelievable 158 runs in just 73 balls. Kolkata Knight Riders owner superstar Shahrukh Khan was understandably over the moon after this great performance.
There was not much left for Bangalore Royal Challengers after Kolkata Knight Riders completed their full quota of 20 overs with huge score of 222 runs. Bangalore Royal Challengers later struggled and succumbed at 82/10. They were already shocked, stunned, and numbed with brilliance from Brendon McCullum, the new hero, the new superstar in Cricket.
What a start for IPL! It indeed has set a great tempo for IPL ahead. This match was played in front of jam packed stadium. Hopefully because of this match all the matches will be crowd pullers. BCCI bosses must be on the cloud nine after the first match. Though I would have been even more happy had the match been closely contested. This IPL opener match will undoubtedly be remembered for heroics of Brendon McCullum, however, I would cherish the moment when Ishant Sharma and Ricky Ponting embraced and hugged each other after Ishant Sharma got Bangalore Royal Challengers captain Rahul Dravid clean bowled. And this is what we all would like to see, the world without hatred and animosity towards fellow human beings.