Chandrakant Pandit (Image Credits: Twitter)
Chandrakant Pandit (Image Credits: Twitter)

Even though the IPL-2023 is still six months away, it is safe to say that Chandrakant Pandit’s appointment as the new head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders will be one of the events that fans are most looking forward to. Pandit is known as a “national super coach” and has won multiple championships.

The former bowler, known for his no-nonsense and tough-as-nails style, has won the Ranji Trophy six times as a coach, but now he has a completely different challenge.

Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2022
Kolkata Knight Riders (Image: BCCI)

Accepting the new responsibility, Chandrakant Pandit stated, “It is a great honor and privilege to be granted this job.” I have heard from players and others affiliated with the Knight Riders about the family atmosphere and the successful tradition that has been established. I am delighted about the caliber of the support staff and players on the roster, and I am looking forward to this opportunity with humility and optimism.”

Chandrakant Pandit (Image Credits: Twitter)
Chandrakant Pandit (Image Credits: Twitter)

Chandrakant Pandit discovered his true passion in coaching after retiring as a cricketer in 2000-01. Pandit has been the head coach of six Ranji Trophy-winning teams with three different State units during the last two decades.

More Indian coaches will look forward to these opportunities: Chandrakant Pandit

During an interview with TOI, he was asked if he thinks Indian coaches are starting to impress IPL franchises. Are you the IPL’s third Indian coach, after Ashish Nehra and Sanjay Bangar?

Chandrakant Pandit (Image Credits: Twitter)
Chandrakant Pandit (Image Credits: Twitter)

Chandrakant Pandit remarked “This is the indication that can be obtained. KKR has taken a step to recruit domestic Indian coaches and it has been appreciated by all. More Indian coaches will look forward to these opportunities and will be motivated to work harder because they have seen the opportunity and recognition that is being given to me.”

Chandrakant Pandit, who has coached many domestic teams to success, recently led Madhya Pradesh to their first Ranji Trophy victory.

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