Brendon McCullum, who has played for both the sides, has highlighted the biggest difference between CSK and RCB saying CSK has very little “white noise” around them while RCB have too much. The comment was extracted from the book 'Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution' written by Scyld Berry.
Blackcaps legend Brendon McCullum, who has played for both Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, has highlighted the biggest difference between the two sides and has given superb insight into what drives both the teams. Baz has plied his trade for both teams and ended his career in the Indian Premier League (IPL), playing for Virat Kohli’s Challengers. His last IPL game was against MS Dhoni’s Super Kings itself back in May 2018.
The former Kiwi skipper, who has a couple of IPL tons under his belt, said that the Super Kings are loyal towards their players, a reason why they have played as a unit. The CSK have won the championship three times and have made the playoffs every other time. Even last year, they finished as the runners-up after Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, defeated them by a solitary run in Hyderabad.
RCB, on the other hand, are yet to get their hands on the coveted trophy even once. They have played the finals twice in 2009 and 2016, but couldn’t cross the final hurdle. As per McCullum, the team has loads of ‘white noise’ and they don’t’ have a proper plan of how to proceed.
“One team gives selection loyalty and works on the team they have; the other chases a perfect team and doesn’t have a blueprint for how they are going to play. “CSK has very little “white noise” around them. RCB have too much,” said McCullum as quoted by Hindustan Times.
The comment was extracted from the book 'Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution' written by Scyld Berry, who is a former editor of a leading cricket portal. There is an excerpt of the book which is online and it here where McCullum has spoken about the difference between Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.