Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra has joined Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as the coach of the franchise.
The former Delhi seamer, who joined the franchise as bowling mentor ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, has been handed over coaching duty as well. He will be joining Gary Kirsten in the coaching team.
“We are very happy to have Ashish Nehra join RCB as part of the coaching leadership team. Ashish and Gary will partner the Captain to help the team deliver better performance,” Sanjeev Churiwala, Chairman, RCB said on Nehra’s appointment.
“I had the privilege to join the coaching team of RCB last season and feel very passionately about the team. I want to thank the team management for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and look forward for the successful seasons ahead,” Nehra said.
Nehra has played in all formats of the game and had been a part of the Indian team in two largely successful ICC Cricket World Cups, two Asia Cups, and three ICC Champions Trophy tournaments.
In the past, he had represented various IPL teams including Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors India, Chennai Super Kongs and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
RCB Chairman Sanjeev Churiwala said Nehra and Kirsten will partner Kohli to help the team deliver better performance.
“We are very happy to have Ashish Nehra join RCB as part of the coaching leadership team. Ashish and Gary will partner the captain to help the team deliver better performance,” he said.