- Former India coach Bharat Arun has been appointed as the new bowling coach of Kolkata
- The official announcement has arrived
- Earlier, there were hints that Bharat Arun would be joining the Ahmedabad franchise
Bharat Arun, who has been the bowling coach of the Indian team for more than six years, was one of the leaders in the Indian coaching staff led by Ravi Shastri. He ended his service with the Indian team last year. Bharat Arun’s return to the IPL and T20 league for the 15th season this year. Bharat Arun, who was previously the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2015 to 2017, has resigned from the league following a rule that those associated with the Indian team should not work in IPL teams. Though there were hints that Bharat Arun might be the bowling coach of the newcomer Ahmedabad team to the IPL, it did not happen.
Apart from being the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, Bharat Arun has also worked with the Indian Under-19 teams. He was also with the team in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, which India won. The arrival of Bharat Arun, who has extensive experience in international cricket and the IPL, is expected to help Kolkata a lot. With the addition of Bharat Arun, the stardom of the Kolkata Knight Riders coaching staff, including Brendon McCullum, Abhishek Nair and David Hussey, has increased.
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Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have retained four of their players ahead of next month’s auction. The team has retained Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakraborty and Venkatesh Iyer.