Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders announced today that Bharat Arun would be joining the franchise as their bowling coach.
Speaking on the development, Venky Mysore, CEO & MD of KKR said, “We are very excited to have someone of the calibre of Bharat Arun joining us as our bowling coach. He will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to KKR’s strong support staff. We are delighted to welcome him to the Knight Riders family.”
Bharat Arun was the Indian national team’s bowling coach from 2014 until recently, and he was instrumental in helping men in blue reach new heights. He was a very successful domestic player for Tamil Nadu and represented India in Tests and ODIs.
“With a strong and successful pedigree in the international game, I’m sure Arun will complement the current staff we have and I look forward to working with him. His experience at international level and the ability to give confidence and clarity to our bowling group will be important, as we attempt to quickly align a new group of players to the values and style of play for KKR”, said Head Coach Brendon McCullum on welcoming him to the team.
Following a stint as the National Cricket Academy’s head bowling coach in Bangalore, He later became the head coach of the India Under-19 team, and India won the U19 World Cup in Australia in 2012.
“I’m very excited and looking forward to becoming part of a highly successful franchise, such as the Knight Riders. I have admired the Knight Riders franchise for not only being very successful in the IPL & around the world in T20 leagues but also for the way it is
very professionally run” said B Arun.