Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced on Friday that Bharat Arun would join the franchise as their bowling coach, ahead of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (ICB 2022).
Until recently, Bharat Arun was the bowling coach of the Indian national team since 2014 and played a key role in helping the team scale new heights. As a player, he represented India in tests and ODIs and was a very successful national player for Tamil Nadu.
Bharat Arun career
Arun started his coaching career with the Tamil Nadu national team and became the head bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. He then took over as the head coach of the India U-19 team when India won the U-19 World Cup in 2012, in Australia.
Announcing his appointment, Venky Mysore, CEO and CEO of KKR, said: “We are very excited to have someone of the caliber of Bharat Arun joining us as our bowling coach. You will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to KKR’s strong support staff. We are delighted to welcome him to the Knight Riders family.”
Head coach Brendon McCullum said: “A warm welcome to B Arun to the KKR coaching staff. With a strong and successful pedigree in the international game, I am sure Arun will complement the current staff we have and I look forward to working with him. His international experience and ability to bring confidence and clarity to our bowling group will be important as we seek to quickly align a new group of players with KKR’s values and style of play.”
In the quote, Bharat Arun said: “I am very excited and looking forward to being a part of a hugely successful franchise like the Knight Riders. I have admired the Knight Riders franchise not only for being very successful in the IPL and around the world in the T20 leagues, but also for the way it is run in a very professional manner.”