Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum heaped praises on wicketkeeper batter Sheldon Jackson for his power-hitting abilities and hinted that the 35-year old can get more chances to play for KKR in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Jackson played the first couple of games for KKR in the ongoing tournament before making way for fast bowler Shivam Mavi in their third encounter against Punjab Kings last week.
“Sheldon continues to get better and better. He is 35, but you wouldn’t know. His growth in the last two years has been significant. He has a good ball-striking ability. And very few players hit the ball as far as he does, he is not too far, if not the same, behind Andre Russell when he is striking the ball.”
“I am sure with more opportunities, we will see a performance from Sheldon,” McCullum told the reports according to a report on The Sportstar.
McCullum looked very really impressed with wicketkeeper batter Sheldon Jackson’s skills with gloves as he went on to compare him with the legendary wicket-keeper batter MS Dhoni.
“The wicketkeeping skills have been superb. He has got an MS Dhoni sort of a feel about keeping, really fast hands, and an understanding of spin. He knows what the bowlers are doing. He is desperate to do well,” said McCullum about Jackson’s wicketkeeping according to the report.