For an Indian Premier League (IPL) team, each and every player and support staff is very crucial, just like for any other teams in any other competition. Coaches, mentors, team manager, physiotherapist, video analyst and others come into the support staff of a team.
In the IPL history, we have already seen many superstars. There are some names who are very special for an IPL team. Even after ending their career as a player, the IPL team can’t think to leave them and adds the retired player for the coaching or mentor role of the team.
Here we are talking about the three cricketers who served for the IPL team as a player and later joined the same IPL team as a mentor.
IPL 2021: 3 Cricketers Who Were Player Of The Team And Then The Same Team Adds Them As A Mentor
Virender Sehwag – Kings XI Punjab
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag played 104 IPL matches between 2008 and 2015, where he scored 2728 runs (average 27.55; strike-rate 155.44), including two centuries and 16 half-centuries. After serving for Delhi Daredevils (DD) from 2008 to 2013, Sehwag played for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2014 and 2015. In IPL 2014, he played massive role for KXIP to finish as the runners-up in that season.
After retiring as a player, Sehwag spent as a team mentor for KXIP for three seasons, 2016, 2017 and 2018. But during his mentorship period for KXIP, his team finished in the 8th, 5th and 7th positions respectively. Before the IPL 2019 auction, Sehwag ended his five consecutive years of journey with KXIP.