Former Indian fast bowler Laxmipathy Balaji has been selected as the bowling coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Balaji, who retired from international cricket last year, is also the bowling coach of Tamil Nadu.
Making the announcement, KKR CEO said:
“It’s great to welcome Bala back to the KKR family. He was an integral part of KKR from 2011-13 and played a key role in helping KKR win the championship in 2012”.
Commenting on his new role as bowling coach of KKR, Balaji said:
“I had thoroughly enjoyed my stint as a player for KKR and I am delighted to be back to the franchise that I have admired”.
This is how Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Gautam Gambhir welcomed his former teammate Laxmipathy Balaji in a new role in KKR:
“Welcome back to the KKR Family, Laxmipathy Balaji! See you in the nets soon. #KKR,” tweeted Gautam Gambhir.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 3, 2017