Indian Premier League 2019: New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson and former Kiwi cricketer Brendon McCullum thanked India captain Virat Kohli after they were released from the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad ahead of the IPL 2019 player auctions. The two cricketers posted emotional posts and thanked Kohli and also wished the franchise the very best for the upcoming season. Anderson took to Twitter and his post read, “Thanks to everyone @RCBTweets had a fantastic time during the last @IPL at such a great Franchise! Good luck to all for the upcoming season!”

Brendon McCullum, who had retired from international cricket in 2016 and did not hit good form in IPL last season also send an emotional post for Kohli. “Thanks to the skipper @imVkohli and all the team @RCBTweets for an enjoyable time in last seasons @IPL. All the best for the season ahead fellas,” he wrote in the post.

RCB thanked McCullum with a heartwarming message that read, “Lent invaluable experience to the younger guys and we know how much everyone in the squad looked up to you! The Chinnaswamy faithful were fortunate to have got a glimpse of your explosive batting #PlayBold forever, Baz.” Before being roped in by RCB, McCullum was a part of MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.

Earlier, RCB bought Anderson for his base price of Rs 2 crore, McCullum went to RCB for Rs 3.6 crores.