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Kolkata Knight Riders appoint Bharat Arun as bowling coach for IPL 2022

The 59-year-old had an extremely successful tenure with Indian national team, which recently came to an end.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 14 January 2022 8:51 pm

In a big development from Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders have appointed Bharat Arun as their bowling coach for IPL 2022. The 59-year-old is regarded as one of the best coaches in the country, having been a key figure in the development of India’s bowling attack in the last few years.

Arun will certainly add a lot of experience in the coaching staff of KKR which will be headed by Brendon McCullum. “We are delighted to introduce you to our new bowling coach! Welcome to the Knight Riders family, Bharat Arun,” KKR stated on Twitter.

 

“We are very excited to have someone of the calibre of Bharat Arun joining us as our bowling coach. He will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to KKR’s strong support staff. We are delighted to welcome him to the Knight Riders family,” CEO Venky Mysore said.

I’m very excited and looking forward to becoming part of KKR: Bharat Arun

Bharat Arun looked quite excited for his new venture as he hailed Kolkata Knight Riders as one of the most professionally run franchises in IPL. He said, “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”

Meanwhile, head coach Brendon McCullum also welcomed Arun with open arms and said that the 59-year-old will add a lot to the set-up with his strong and successful pedigree in the international game. “His experience at 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,” McCullum added.

It must be noted that the captain of KKR has not yet been finalized for next season after they decided to release Eoin Morgan. The franchise have retained Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer.

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