Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra, who was the bowling coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL), will be part of the coaching team along with new coach and mentor Gary Kirsten for next season, the franchise announced on Wednesday. "I had the privilege of joining the RCB coaching team last season and feeling a great passion for the team, I want to thank the management of the team for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and I hope the success seasons go forward. ", Nehra said in a statement after the announcement.
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Having played in all formats of the game, the veteran shellfish of the left arm had been part of the national team in two widely successful World Cups, two Asian Cups and three ICC Championship Championships.
Nehra finished his 18-year international career with a T20I against New Zealand on November 1, 2017 in his homeland Feroz Shah Kotla.
In the IPL, Nehra has represented several teams in the past.
Royal Challengers president in Bangalore, Sanjeev Churiwala, said: "We are very pleased that Nehra will join RCB as part of the technical leadership team, and Ashish and Gary will team up with the captain to help the team achieve better performance." .
Previously, RCB appointed former Team India coach Gary Kirsten as his new coach and mentor. Kirsten, who took India to the 2011 ICC World Cup title, had joined the franchise as the batting coach before IPL 2018.
In IPL 2018, RCB finished sixth with 12 points in 14 games.
(With IANS entries)