Knight Riders appoints Balaji as bowling coach

Laxmipathy Balaji was an integral part of KKR’s bowling line-up from 2011 to 2013, and contributed to the team’s victorious campaign in 2012. He also retired from first-class cricket in September 2016.

Laxmipathy Balaji will remain associated with the Tamil Nadu team as its bowling coach.   -  K. Pichumani

Kolkata Knight Riders named former India pacer Laxmipathy Balaji as its bowling coach today, ahead of the 2017 Indian Premier League.Balaji, who retired from first-class cricket in September 2016, will remain associated with the Tamil Nadu team as its bowling coach.

He was an integral part of KKR’s bowling line-up from 2011 to 2013, and contributed to the team’s victorious campaign in 2012. Making the announcement, KKR CEO said, “It’s great to welcome Bala back to the KKR family. He was an integral part of KKR from 2011-13 and played a key role in helping Knight Riders win the championship in 2012“.

Commenting on his new role as bowling coach of KKR, Balaji said: “I had thoroughly enjoyed my stint as a player for KKR and I am delighted to be back to the franchise that I have admired”.