Kaif joins Delhi Daredevils as assistant coach

Former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif has been announced as the new assistant coach of Delhi Daredevils  for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

The franchise confirmed it on Friday  that the former batsman will take on the duty of assistant coach.

“Delhi Daredevils have roped in former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif as their assistant coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.”

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Kaif was brought to Delhi earlier as a talent scout for the DD setup. He was also the assistant coach of another IPL franchise Gujarat Lions where Brad Hodge was the head coach of the game.

Kaif will now be joining with Australia legend Ricky Ponting and James Hopes in the Delhi Daredevils coaching team. He also has experience in coaching India’s domestic team as he led Chhattisgarh in their debut Ranji Trophy season and acted as mentor for the young team.

After taking up the new job, a delighted Kaif said:

“I’m delighted to be part of the Delhi Daredevils and am looking forward to bringing together an exciting group of boys, who are going to make their franchise and country proud. With the management team’s support, I am sure we’ll help nurture many of the younger boys in the squad and make this team a force to be reckoned with in the IPL.”

The 37-year old played 125 ODIs and 13 Tests for India and he is still in the heart of the Indian fans for his crucial match winning knock against England in the 2002 Natwest Series final.

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