Bengaluru: After playing a pivotal in Indian cricket team’s historic World Cup win in 2011 as a coach, Gary Kirsten is likely to return to India, where is greatly loved, one more time for a coaching assignment.
While he did not enjoy a good run as a Delhi Daredevils coach in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the former South African opener and coach is expected to join hands with Virat Kohli at the Royal Challengers Bangalore, said a report in ESPNcricinfo.
While the RCB management is yet to officially confirm the development, it is reported that the Bengaluru-based IPL side is in talks with Kirsten for a coaching role.
It is also learnt that Daniel Vettori, who held the post till IPL 2016, will continue his stint at RCB even if Kirsten joins the team management.
While the Kohli-led RCB unit marched into the finals of IPL 2016, they ended the campaign as runners-up following a defeat against David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final showdown. The team though was at the bottom of the points table last year, managing only three wins in fourteen games.
Kirsten is currently coaching Hobart Hurricanes in Australia’s Big Bash League, replacing Damien Wright, who was released by the team following a disappointing BBL 2016 campaign....