KKR Bowling Coach: Former Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun has been roped by Kolkata Knight Riders as their bowling coach. Bharat Arun is a medium pacer and an attacking lower-order batsman.
Post his first-class cricket retirement in November 1993, Bharat has been appointed as bowling coach for team India on 16 July 2017.
Post the unsuccessful campaign in ICC T20 WC 2021, former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the new head coach for the Indian cricket team right after Ravi Shatri’s decision to step down as head coach.
Along with Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar have retired as the coaches of the Indian cricket team.
Bharat Arun Named As KKR Bowling Coach
KKR who ended up as runners of the IPL 2021 named Bharat Arun as their bowling coach for the upcoming IPL season.
“I’m very excited and looking forward to becoming part of a highly successful franchise, such as the Knight Riders,” Arun said on his appointment.
“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.”
Right after Bharat Arun’s retirement as bowling coach, Paras Mhambrey was appointed as the new bowling coach of the Indian cricket team.
KKR’s Head Coach Brendon McCullum said: “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 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”.
Venky Mysore, the CEO, and MD of KKR, said, “We are very excited to have someone of the caliber 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.”
Notably, the upcoming IPL season will be played with a total of 10 teams after BCCI includes 2 new IPL teams to balance the tournament. BCCI also planned to host IPL 2022 Mega Auction on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore.