One of the best leagues going around in the world has to be the IPL and a lot of legends have gone on to play for a franchise and have become the coach of the same team. The two-month tournament has attracted a lot of players from all over the world including greats like Glenn Mcgrath.
Most of the international duties are on hold during the tournament as the overseas players opt to take part in the IPL which is a great platform for any youngster. The upcoming IPL season is about to get underway on April 9 and here are five cricketers who played and coached the same IPL team.
Five Cricketers Who Played And Coached The Same IPL Team:
Daniel Vettori (Royals Challengers Bangalore):
Daniel Vettori was picked up in the 2011 auction by the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise and was also named as the captain of the side for the 2011 and 2012 editions. He played for the Delhi Capitals from the inaugural edition to the 2010 edition and did find success in the 2008 IPL when Delhi reached the playoffs.
Vettori has played 34 IPL games in his overall career and has picked up 28 wickets. The New Zealand veteran had one of the best economy rates in the tournament history with 6.79. He took over as the coach of the RCB franchise from 2014 to the 2018 edition and he took the team to the finals in 2016.