RCB appoint World Cup winning coach as new head coach
Gary Kirsten, the former Indian head coach who served during ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has been named as the new head coach for the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The former South African player will serve as the head coach for the Virat Kohli- led franchise in IPL from 2019.
Former New Zealand left arm spin bowling all-rounder Daniel Vettori was been the head coach for the franchise in this year’s edition. He was also a former player of the franchise. He was assosciated with the franchise for eight years as a player and head coach.
Now Gary Kirsten will take over the responsibilities from the former New Zealand player. Gary was also part of the support staffs unit of Royal Challengers Bangalore as a batting mentor in 11th IPL edition earlier this year.
Gary Kirsten is a familiar one among the Indian fans as he was the head coach of Indian team when they won ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 after 28 long years.
The former South African player had made many turn arounds in Indian cricket from 2008 to 2011 after a ridiculous failure in ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.
He also had some part in shaping up Virat Kohli’s career in his early days. Royal Challengers Bangalore is also hoping to have some turn arounds since they had back to back poor seasons in 2017 and 2018.
Gary said that he is looking forward to have a smooth and successful time in the camp led by Virat Kohli. “I had the privilege of coaching with the RCB team last season under head coach Daniel Vettori and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I look forward to continuing the journey with RCB and doing my best to help the franchise reach its potential.”