Kallis made the comments while addressing a news conference in India’s eastern Kolkata city, a day ahead of his team’s crucial match against Rajasthan Royals (RR). The hosts, who are a step ahead with better net run rate despite being level with the Ajinkya Rahane-led RR at12 points, will face the latter in the battle for survival for the play-off spot, each knowing that a loss might end their hopes of making it further into the tournament.
The Dinesh Karthik-led side currently sits on fourth spot, after having returned to winning ways against Kings XI Punjab, after suffering successive defeats against Mumbai Indians. Kallis, labeled Karthik’s experience and ability to read the game as the reasons behind his smooth transition on captaining the Kolkata side.
The top two teams of the cash-rich tournament will face each other at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday (May 15).