Nehra appointed RCB coach

Nehra appointed RCB coach

Former India pacer was team's bowling coach last season

Ashish Nehra (right) was named the coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. DH FILE PHOTO

Ashish Nehra, who worked as the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore last season, has been elevated as the coach of the City-based franchise.

The former India pacer will be part of the coaching leadership team along with Gary Kirsten who was named the coach and mentor of the Virat Kohli-led team a few days ago. 

"I had the privilege to join the coaching team of RCB last season and feel very passionately about the team," Nehra said in a statement. "I want to thank the team management for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and look forward for the successful seasons ahead." 

The highly skillful but injury-prone Nehra has been part of various IPL teams including Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad as a player.

RCB Chairman Sanjeev Churiwala said Nehra and Kirsten will partner Kohli to help the team deliver better performance.

"We are very happy to have Ashish Nehra join RCB as part of the coaching leadership team. Ashish and Gary will partner the Captain to help the team deliver better performance," he said.