In what comes as a big news, Kolkata have appointed Bharat Arun as their bowling coach for the upcoming fifteenth edition of the Indian T20 League (ITL). Owing to his success as the bowling coach of the Indian team, the former Indian cricketer joins the Kolkata set up with a huge reputation.
He was India’s bowling coach for a really long time and did a commendable job for the Asian side. As a matter of fact, he played a huge role in ensuring that the Indian bowling attack went on to become one of the best in the world. Arun started his coaching career with the Tamil Nadu domestic team and became the chief bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.
He then took over as the coach of India’s Under-19 team and had a successful stint over there as well. Under him, India went on to win the U19 50-over World Cup in 2012 in Australia. As for his upcoming stint with the Kolkata, Arun is absolutely thrilled to join the franchise.
“I’m very excited and looking forward to becoming part of a highly successful franchise, such as the Knight Riders. I have admired the Knight Riders franchise for not only being very successful in the IPL & around the world in T20 leagues but also for the way it is very professionally run,” said Bharat Arun, as quoted by Kolkata’s official website.
Brendon McCullum, who happens to be the head coach of Kolkata, was also thrilled to have him on board. The former Kiwi captain was sure of the fact that Arun would do a good job with the franchise given his international experience.
“A warm welcome to B Arun to the KKR coaching staff. With a strong and successful pedigree in the international game, I’m sure Arun will complement the current staff we have and I look forward to working with him. His experience at the international level and the ability to give confidence and clarity to our bowling group will be important, as we attempt to quickly align a new group of players to the values and style of play for KKR,” said Brendon McCullum as quoted by franchise’s official website.