KKR:Gautam Gambhir recalls apologising to Brendon McCullum in front of team

Lakshmipathy Balaji, an Indian fast bowler, was sidelined by a hamstring injury; KKR replaced him with speed merchant Brett Lee. By excluding Brendon McCullum from the final, Gambhir was able to implement a tactical shift while maintaining KKR's overseas quota in their playing XI. Gambhir said he apologized to McCullum in front of the entire squad in an Instagram video.