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“He’s low profile and does not like the spotlight”, Gary Kirsten Praises Ashish Nehra

Gary Kirsten Praises Ashish Nehra: Gujarat Titans team mentor Gary Kirsten praises Ashish Nehra who plays a vital role in Gujarat titan’s maiden title victory in IPL 2022.

Gary Kirsten praises Ashish Nehra

One of the 2 new IPL teams, Gujarat Titans named former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra as their head coach. In addition to this Gujarat Titans also named the 2011 world cup winning team (India) head coach Gary Kirsten as their mentor.

Though Gary Kirsten has experience in lifting major titles, for Ashish Nehra this was the first major title to lift in the coaching role.

At the end of every Gujarat Titan’s victory, Ashish Nehra can be seen quiet and composed in the dugout without celebrating his team’s victory.

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Gujarat Titans dugout after winning a match in IPL 2022 (Image credit: IPL)

Gary Kirsten praises Ashish Nehra and claims that Nehra is someone who was not interested in taking the spotlight for the team’s victory instead he always thinks about how he can improve his players.

“Ashish is a close friend and we have walked a long journey together. As a player I enjoyed his willingness to keep understanding his game and his professionalism. He coaches with his heart, always thinking about his players and how he can help them,” Kirsten told.

“He’s low profile and does not like the spotlight. He is tactically one of the best coaches in the IPL and is always talking to his players about how to make better performances,” he added.

Kirsten then shed some light on the coaching methodology Nehra and he used to keep the players ready for different match situations.

“Ashish wants his players to have options and he helps them understand when to use them. A set game-plan is not possible in the IPL; the matches are extremely complex with new scenarios happening all the time.

This requires in-the-moment planning and players who can think for themselves and adjust a game-plan or use a different strategy in an over,” Kirsten explained.

He continued, “As coaches, we help the players think through this. I think we complement each other really well, and we trust each other’s work. I played the role of assisting him in his thinking and wherever I could, just to keep the wheels on track.”

Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans, in their maiden season finished first in the IPL 2022 points table, become the first team to be qualified for IPL 2022 final, and won their maiden trophy in their maiden season.

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